ADAS needed for children in child seats in hot cars, use app or Childminder for now

kars4kidssafeytappIt is awful to learn that people accidentally leave children in cars in the heat during the summer.  In fact, there have been 13 deaths of children this summer being left in cars. Last year more than 40 children died as a result of being left alone in a hot car. However, we live in world of distractions and parents are so overwhelmed they do forget things.  The movie “Home Alone” illustrates how a parent accidentally forgot one kid at home when leaving for vacation.  Given the fact that parents are completely overloaded with responsibilities, the car industry should step up and make sure that no child is ever killed in a hot car again. In the meantime, there are a few solutions to help stop Baby-Forgetting Syndrome.

Toddler, Cooper Harris, was strapped into a car seat and while his father in his air-conditions office in Georgia and he tragically died. No matter what we think about the situation somethings can be done.

Sonata Huyandai ADAS warns, shows blind spots and opens the trunk

hyundai sonata 2015Hyundai Motor America announced pricing for the all-new 2015 Sonata begins at $21,150 that is $300 less than the base model it replaces.

Hyundai notes that the Hyundai offers class-above features for a mid-size sedan such as hands-free phones, Smart Trunk, Smart Cruise Control with stop/start capability, panoramic sunroof, heated and ventilated seats and a heated steering wheel.

In connected car face imaging recognizes driver and hand signals for private driving with Mobii

speakdestinationMobile Interior Imaging, or Project Mobii is a joint project from Ford and Intel that could stop car thieves and prevent accidents. The cameras can see gestures to control car functions and smartphone connections.  They can be programmed to keep private information such as contacts private.

Mobii research tested new applications for interior cameras, including driver authentication for improved privacy controls that identify different drivers and automatically adjust features based on an individual’s preferences.

Smart Connected Rearview Nissan Mirror, Smarter & a Winner

nissansmartrearviewThe Nissan Smart Rearview Mirror is smarter than your average mirror.  It uses a special camera to make the view of what is behind the Nissan, clearer, better and safer.

In fact, the Nissan Smart Rearview Mirror won the 2014 Traffic Safety Achievement Award.

TI offers New Chips for ADAS & Bluetooh Connectivity for Smartphones & Cars

Automotive2_rev-mediumTexas Instruments recently announced AEC-Q100-qualified gate drivers and SimpleLink Bluetooth low energy CC2541-Q1.

SimpleLink Bluetooth low energy CC2541-Q1, a highly-integrated wireless microcontroller (MCU) that delivers low power, low cost, and simplified automotive connectivity to emerging smartphone-controlled and wire-replacement applications.