Tech & Science Mitsubishi's mirrorless car cameras can spot distant traffic

19:35  17 january  2018
19:35  17 january  2018 Source:   engadget.com

'I could have been killed' - Driver 'shook up' after 'metal bullet' smashes through windscreen on busy motorway

  'I could have been killed' - Driver 'shook up' after 'metal bullet' smashes through windscreen on busy motorway A driver claims he could have been killed after a "metal bullet" smashed through his windscreen on the M50. Jason Pickett was driving southbound on the M50 before the exit at Ballymun when the object flew threw his windscreen on Thursday afternoon."I was heading southbound on the M50. It was a nice, clear day. I had my sun visor down in the car and I was wearing sunglasses because of the sun. The traffic was quite light and all of a sudden my wind screen shatters in front of me. I was bewildered because there didn't seem to be any accidents. I didn't know what had happened," Jason told RTÉ's Liveline.

Mirrorless cars are expected to launch in Japan as early as next year, a move driven by carmakers that say camera systems provide a wider, blind spot -free view for drivers and are therefore safer. In this article: AI, camera , cars , mirrorless , Mitsubishi , objectrecognition, transportation.

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a close up of a car © Provided by Engadget Mirrorless cars, terrifying as they may sound, as coming. In 2015, the United Nations gave the go ahead for carmakers to replace mirrors with cameras and display systems, so the race is on to design tech that's fit for the job. Now, Mitsubishi says it's developed the industry's highest-performing vehicle camera, able to detect objects up to 100 meters away.

The technology uses the brand's proprietary AI to give drivers advanced warning of upcoming obstacles, and is expected to help prevent accidents, especially when changing lanes. The system has a visual-cognition mode, which mimics human visual behavior to focus on the right thing in any given field of view, and it can distinguish between object types, such as pedestrians, cars and motorcycles (not that it's okay to drive into any of them, of course). Compared to conventional camera-based systems, this one extends the distance of object detection from 30 meters to 100 meters, and improves object detection accuracy from 14 percent to 81 percent.

Mirrorless cars are expected to launch in Japan as early as next year, a move driven by carmakers that say camera systems provide a wider, blind spot-free view for drivers and are therefore safer. Doing away with bulky mirrors also helps cars become more aerodynamic, which results in lots of selling points, such as faster speeds and better fuel efficiency, so expect other manufacturers to follow Mitsubishi's lead soon.

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