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Blind Spot Illumination. Meredith Wilhelm CS 410. Outline. The Problem Car accidents Blind spot collisions The Solution: Blind Spot Illumination How does it work? Market/Customer Competition References. Societal Problem. In 2005 there were nearly 6,420,000 car accidents.

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blind spot illumination

Blind Spot Illumination

Meredith Wilhelm

CS 410

outline
Outline
  • The Problem
    • Car accidents
    • Blind spot collisions
  • The Solution: Blind Spot Illumination
    • How does it work?
    • Market/Customer
    • Competition
  • References
societal problem
Societal Problem
  • In 2005 there were nearly 6,420,000 car accidents.

http://www.car-accidents.com/pages/stats.html

  • Of these 42,643 people were killed and 2,900,000 million people were injured.

http://www.car-accidents.com/pages/stats.html

what is a blind spot
What is a Blind Spot?

http://content.answers.com/main/content/wp/en/9/95/Blindspot_three_cars_illus.png

societal problem5
Societal Problem
  • Over 826,000 vehicles are involved in accidents due to blind spots when changing lanes according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/market-insight-top.pag?docid=19917640

  • “The Department of Transportation reports that 70% of all truck-related car fatalities are initiated by the car driver – and that 35% of them occur in the blind spots around trucks.”

http://www.truckline.com/NR/rdonlyres/9418B15C-A329-4D0D-8663-8277901C3281/0/nozone_illustration.pdf

problem statement
Problem statement
  • Blind spot related collisions are a significant problem that contribute to a numerous injuries and damages.
solution
Solution

Blind Spot Illumination (BSI)

how does it work
How does it work?
  • Cameras that are mounted on each of the side view mirrors are positioned to record blind spots.
  • When about to change lanes, the driver activates the system which displays a heads-up display of the lane next to him or her.
market customer
Market/Customer
  • BSI technology would appeal to car manufacturers as a high tech addition.
  • The trucking industry might also benefit from the BSl due to trucks wide blind spot.
  • Other add-ons such as backup cameras show that car manufacturers are willing to include more technological gadgets in their cars.

http://www.sewellsupport.com/archives/vr3-cartruck-rear-back-up-camera-system

competition
Competition
  • Blind Spot Revealed: Drivaware LaneFX

http://gizmodo.com/gadgets/gadgets/blind-spot-revealed-drivaware-lanefx-180325.php

  • Valeo Raytheon\'s lane-change assistance system

http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/market-insight-top.pag?docid=19917640

  • BLIS - Volvo\'s Blind Spot Technology

http://www.mynrma.com.au/cps/rde/xchg/mynrma/hs.xsl/blis.htm

references
References
  • http://www.car-accidents.com/pages/stats.html
  • http://content.answers.com/main/content/wp/en/9/95/Blindspot_three_cars_illus.png
  • http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/market-insight-top.pag?docid=19917640
  • http://www.dot.wisconsin.gov/safety/vehicle/truck/blindspots.htm
  • http://www.truckline.com/NR/rdonlyres/9418B15C-A329-4D0D-8663-8277901C3281/0/nozone_illustration.pdf
  • http://www.sewellsupport.com/archives/vr3-cartruck-rear-back-up-camera-system
  • http://gizmodo.com/gadgets/gadgets/blind-spot-revealed-drivaware-lanefx-180325.php
  • http://www.mynrma.com.au/cps/rde/xchg/mynrma/hs.xsl/blis.htm
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