CONCORD, Mass.–Tens of thousands of Americans die every year in auto crashes. NovitƒÂ¡ Technologies of Hendersonville, Tenn., has released a potentially life-saving solution to chip away at the problem.
Called SideEyes‚Â®, the electronic blind spot alerting system was developed with 3D CAD software from Dassault SystƒÂ¨mes SolidWorks Corp. (DS SolidWorks). Launched in August for the Chrysler‚Â® Town & Country and Dodge‚Â® Caravan, SideEyes effectively eliminates the blind spot behind the driver on both sides of the car. When a car or motorcycle enters the 3-meter-by-7-meter danger zone, an LED indicator on the mirror bezel glows bright orange.
SideEyes uses infrared technology to sense vehicles, including motorcycles, on both sides of a car. It is a dealer-installed option planned for all major makes and models and distribution through auto parts retailers. NovitƒÂ¡ Technologies used SolidWorks software to model the infrared light emitters, sensors, and electronics so that SideEyes never requires alignment.
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