Saturday, June 26, 2010

Lane departure warnings...dangerous?

Lane departure warning signals take data from the lines on the right and left side of the car. When the car is drifting over the sensor recognized lines, the car will sound a warning noise to help you realize your changing lanes. But when the turn signal is activated, the sound never chimes. The American traffic control regulation company called Iteris developed this system for trucks in Europe and was used in production in 2001. Nissan, Mercedes, Toyota, Honda, GM, Kia, and Citroen have all developed similar lane detection systems.
But in my opinion, this could not only help you, but also add distraction to the stressful situations that could occur from changing lanes suddenly without a signal activated. Just be careful and always use your turn signals.