The first school day of the 2019/2020 school year is here. Traffic is expected to be heavy, especially on the roads leading to the cities.
Last week, we installed the passive safety system Movon in my vehicle. Let me first explain what this little device can do and how it works:
The system consists of:
- Camera fitted to the windscreen and
- A screen attached to the dashboard.
Probably the most important step towards improved, friendlier and safer urban life is learning how to integrate a wide range of different types of transport into such a densely populated area. Cutting down on private cars is key to reducing congestion and pollution but they need to be replaced by something - walking and cycling is the most eco-friendly compensation, but it has to be supplemented by buses for mass transportation. Trucks and lorries for delivery and other services also cannot excluded. But this represents the main traffic conflict for urban planners - city roads are being dominated by both larger vehicles and the most vulnerable road users – pedestrians and cyclists.
Security systems, such as devices that warn of the risk of a collision while driving, give older models of cars a new opportunity on the market and increase their level of safety. Newer vehicles have security alerts already integrated into the vehicle system, but are often too expensive for young adolescents who are at the beginning of their careers or entrepreneurs who need a large number of vehicles for their business. Older vehicles are indeed more affordable but certain risks arise.
ISRAEL, 2018 - For a test drive in October, while the journalist Bloomberg was sitting in a passenger seat ,the driverless car merged into traffic on a highway. For some time drivers did not want to let the vehicle join the lane - which is typical for Israeli drivers - but then it moved, smoothly, but firmly.
The driver did not touch the steering wheel or brakes for 20 minutes.