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SAFER VISION--The Mitsubishi eX Concept features an augmented reality (AR) windshield, which displays vital information such as route guidance from the car's navigation system, the car's distance from other vehicles, and traffic signs acquired by the car's road sign recognition, in the driver's field of vision for safer driving. (Mitsubishi-motors.com)

Making roads safer and driving more fun

By Pinky Concha Colmenares  With the smart car of the future already here, what’s next? The answer is “smart mobility.” Car makers and urban planners…

You may be familiar with the annoying beeps of proximity sensors, but the next generation of parking aids can now stop you from coming too close to that wall altogether. Subaru's EyeSight can detect when the vehicle is too close to an object in front of it and even suppress engine output to prevent driving into the wall

Easing parking and leaving

By Chris Van Hoven One of the most difficult aspects of driving is, admittedly, parking the car properly. Sure, it’s easy when you’re the only…

Blindspot detection, now fitted in many vehicles like the Nissan X-Trail, warn the driver if it's not safe to change lanes

Watching the road with you

By Neil Pagulayan Carmakers are now using technologies that kick in when the driver either gets distracted or senses possible fatigue.Using sensors located either in…

Many cars are now fitted with sensors that can scan for vehicles ahead and apply the brakes if the driver has taken no action to slow down

Preventing injuries

By Iñigo Roces There are some situations where an accident is all but avoidable. Yet there is something smart cars and their clever features can…

When in 4x4 mode, Nissan's Terra SUV displays where the power from the engine is going, as well as the wheel and slope angles, to make going off-road more fun

Making driving fun again

By Eric Tipan Purists opine that all this new, smart stuff will make vehicles boring to drive because "it numbs the sensation by taking all…

Baby steps to autonomous driving

Baby steps to autonomous driving

By Neil Pagulayan Certain “smart features” found in many brands of cars these days were born out of the need to increase driver and passenger…

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