In what gives a boost to safe driving, Kyocera Corporation has developed a 3D displaying system, which alerts drivers through various visual warnings such as pedestrians and other cars in blind spots by detecting them early with its original auto-sensing system.
A blind spot in a vehicle is an area around the vehicle that cannot be directly observed by the driver while at the controls, under existing circumstances.
Kyocera exhibited its newly developed technology at the Combined Exhibition of Advanced Technologies, "CEATEC Japan 2018," recently held in Makuhari Messe, Tokyo.
A car equipped with this newly developed 3D displaying system also provides up-to-date traffic signal information by linking with different roadside processing units.
Kyocera Corporation official Kaoru Kusafuka said, "Drivers can get lots of information thanks to the 3D displaying system without having to use excessive eyesight checks while driving and that will lead to reducing stress
By developing various assistance features for drivers, such as giving off visual signals beforehand for a pedestrian approaching the car from its left, we can keep drivers from hitting that person while their attention is, maybe, fully taken by a car approaching from the right side."
"So, we can reduce driving risks in that way. Another thing is that by gaining traffic signal information beforehand, we can opt for the best route which can lead to less carbon dioxide emissions and less fuel being wasted. So, we can promote an eco-friendly society in that way," added Kusafuka.
The product, "Amcena" from Kyocera received Minister Award, one of most prestigious awards within this field given in Japan. "We call this new antenna "Amcena". On the metallic surface, antenna normally does not work well due to structural issues. We thought we can accelerate the field of the internet of things (IoT) by overcoming this challenge and we have finally achieved our goal," said Nobuki Hiramatsu, another official at Kyocera Corporation.
"Since this is harmless to the human body, it can be used for wearable devices as well. As for our future vision, this new technology can be potentially used in diverse fields such as for factory facilities by collecting vibration data to detect and predict facilities' malfunctions, or basic infrastructures like steel bridges and roads, as well as bicycles and automobile," added Hiramatsu.