Rear Cross Traffic Alert

  • Published: Bosch, 2017
  • Authors: Bosch
  • Date Added: 21 Aug 2017
  • Last Update: 21 Aug 2017
  • Format: html

Objectives:

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Methodology:

Informative website to explain the system to the reader

Key Claims:

  • The system works by identify any traffic that may be passing across the rear of a vehicle. This is especially advantageous when reversing out of a parking space, and the view of the driver is obstructed.

  • The system uses two mid-range radar sensors in the rear of the vehicle. They measure and interpret the distance, speed and anticipated driving path of vehicles detected in cross traffic.

  • If the function detects vehicles crossing to the left or right behind the driver’s vehicle with a range of 50 meters, an audible and/or visual warning is used to alert the driver of the risk.

Keywords:

Collision warning, active safety, visibility

Comments:

There is no evidence for the effectiveness of this system. However, in principal, if offers an effect counter measure against reversing into oncoming traffic.

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