WARNING SYSTEM SHEDS LIGHT ON BLIND SPOT

General Motors Delco Electronics Division has developed a collision avoidance system called "Forewarn" that eliminates the motorist's blind spot. The system uses radar to "see" vehicles that approach from the driver's left or right side, and it alerts the driver to the presence of other vehicles during lane changes. This article briefly reports on the author's experience with a test of this device in a Pontiac Trans Sport mini van. Also reported on briefly in this article are the safety effectiveness of air bags, a new in-vehicle tire pressure warning system, and the safety of mini sport-utility vehicles.

Language

  • English

Media Info

  • Pagination: p. 4-5
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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00721482
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
  • Report/Paper Numbers: HS-041 913
  • Files: HSL, USDOT
  • Created Date: May 20 1996 12:00AM