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Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Accidental Acceleration Curbed

Nissan Motor Co. has developed a system of using cameras and sensors designed to suppress the acceleration pedal and apply the brake should the need arise. It applies the brakes if the driver mistakenly presses the accelerator when the car stopped.

There are four cameras installed, one on each side and an ultrasonic sensor for the front and rear of the car. Nissan's Elgrand minivan marks the first sales employing such a system.

The system is designed to detect parking-space lines, walls and other obstacles in parking lots and will automatically engage the brakes should the accelerator be pressed. Nissan plans to equip compact cars and sedans which are popular among middle-aged and elderly drivers.

According to the National Police Agency, there were 6,432 car accidents nationwide in 2011 when drivers accidentally stepped on accelerators instead of brake pedals.

Drivers in 30% of these accidents were 65 years or older, and it is feared that an increasing number of elderly drivers will be involved in such accidents in the future.

Automatic braking systems, such as Fuji Heavy Industries Ltd.'s EyeSight, already are in fairly wide use. The brakes are automatically applied when the system recognizes other vehicles and other obstacles in front of a moving car. However, they may not be effective if the driver continually presses on the accelerator instead of the brake pedal.
Source: Yomiuri Shinbun

As followers of Christ we often blow it, but God in His mercy provides forgiveness!
Psa 34:19  Many are the afflictions of the righteous:  
                                     but the LORD delivereth him out of them all.

If we trust in God, He certainly knows how to get us out of a tight spot! 
We just need to cry to Him!

Psa 34:17  The righteous cry, and the LORD heareth, 
and delivereth them out of all their troubles. 

God is listening and ready to rescue for time and eternity! 

                            Psa 34:22  The LORD redeemeth the soul of his servants: 

                            and none of them that trust in him shall be desolate. 

                                You will never ever loose out if you run to God!___________________

1 comment:

Tori said...

Amen Vicki! The information was really interesting.
Hope you're having a great week.