Monday, September 10, 2012

An iPhone app to teach you how to drive well

Two Japanese insurance companies, Sompo Japan Insurance and Nipponkoa Insurance have developed a program for iPhone, Safety Sight to help drive safely.

Placed before the iPhone windshield inside the vehicle and facing the front cover. Sight Safety will monitor the way and prevent the approach of a vehicle, allowing the driver drowsy or not doing enough attention to traffic to react in time to avoid a collision.

The program analyzes the scene in front of the car, identifying the shape and size of the objects present on the images taken by the camera module. If a vehicle is moving fast and coming towards the car is identified, the alarm is given. Depending on the speed of the car, the alarm is sooner or later: 6 meters for a car traveling at 20 km / h then it will be 16 meters if the speed is 40 km / h.

App superimposes on the scene filmed, transcribed on the screen of the iPhone, a red slider for identifying a wink vehicle approaching dangerously. Similarly, before a possible collision speed is also displayed.

The function "Store data in the event of an accident" to save the scene before and after a crash, a violent shock or a brake ... Once you have registered, Safety Sight displayed extension number to the nearest police, and telephone numbers of two insurance companies and emergency ...

The "Diagnosis of safe driving" analyzes the vibrations detected by the sensors of the iPhone, as well as images taken by the two camera modules / smartphone camera, the speed of the vehicle, sudden acceleration, strokes brake brutal, the distance between vehicles ... And you tell if your driving is safe. A true driving instructor school, sold € 0.79.

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