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Blind Spot Detection System by AutoI - SEMA 2010

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by , 11-10-2010 at 10:45 AM (9898 Views)

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Sean Clark from mp3Car takes a look at the Blind Spot Detection System by AutoI. This system comes in 3 parts. The main unit, the sensors, and then alert bar. There are also optional mirror lights that can be attached to the system.

What makes this product unique is that the sensors use ultrasound to detect cars between 15 to 20 meters away.

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Updated 11-11-2010 at 01:58 PM by optikalefx

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Cool car -- but some of the description on the video isn't quite right...

1. The car uses Differential GPS
so... Read the text -- the video part isn't right about this.

2. GPS was originally developed by the US military for miltary purposes. The GPS data provided is extremely accurate. There isn't an error in GPS data. Of course, the ability to get the most accurate positioning using just GPS is reserved for the military, thus use of differential GPS is necessary for civilain use. If this wasn't the case, *smart bombs* might have an issue.

Anyways, just wanted to clear that up.

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Audi has come up with a really neat concept car that autonomously drives itself on intermediate road courses. The car has 5 antennas, 1 of which is for radio remote control, 2 for ground based GPS and 2 for satellite GPS. The ground GPS helps the car stay within mere centimeters of its path.

Currently the car uses a pre-programmed path, and it needs the ground based GPS system. But they are working on a way so that the path isn't needed and it can make its own intelligent choices.

There are 2 computers driving this thing, both core 2 duo machines. One is handling sensor data and the other is controlling the car.