19% of drivers involved in accidents that occur at junctions experienced obstructions to their view
European research shows that almost 19% of drivers involved in accidents that occur at junctions experienced obstructions to their view. So Ford Motor Company has introduced a new camera technology that can see around corners even when the driver cannot…which reduces stress levels and potentially helps avert collisions.
The Front Split View camera displays a 180 degree view from the front of the car, using a video camera in the grille. At a blind junction or when exiting a driveway, the camera enables the driver to easily spot an approaching vehicle, cyclist or pedestrian.
“We have all been there and it’s not just blind junctions that can be stressful, sometimes an overhanging tree, or bushes can be the problem,” said Ronny Hause, engineer, Driver Assistance Electronic Systems, Ford of Europe, whose team worked closely on the project with their U.S. counterparts. “For some, simply driving off their own driveways is a challenge. Much like rear-view cameras, Front Split View Camera is one of those technologies that people will soon wonder how they managed without.”