How Planes, Cranes And Automobiles Stay Safe With Anti-Collision Technology
Anti-collision technology may be the biggest technology that enters its own during 2015 — in cars, at least. It’s got a ways to go in different spaces, but it’s already saving lives in others.
By 25-Jan-15

“Expect more vehicles to be fitted with anti-collision systems that automatically detect the cars around you and move the car into another lane if needs be,” according to one tech site’s list of predictions for 2015. “Manufacturers will also test systems to predict if a driver is about to experience a medical problem, such as a heart attack.”

Toyota will soon roll out vehicles with anti-collision packages, some of which will include a camera and laser radar. Volvo plans to unveil a new two-way communication system that works with cars, bicycle helmets and a smartphone app, which should help drivers and cyclists avoid collisions.

Look! Up In the Sky!

Above the roads, the cheapest of drones fly without any anti-collision measures. That’s one of the things holding up Federal Aviation Administration approval for these Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs).

“A fundamental principle of aviation safety is that pilots must be able to see and avoid other planes and objects in the sky — something that drones cannot do,” The Washington Post stated. “Most models are too small to carry radar, transponders and anti-collision systems that regular planes rely on to avoid crashes.”

But UAVs have tremendous business potential, so look out for pioneers to solve these problems — and for the FAA to establish minimum training standards for drone pilots.

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