Vehicle collision detection systems are becoming more and more commonplace in new cars, particularly higher-end models. These systems come in a variety of forms, but most of them at the very least warn you when you get too close to another vehicle. Some warn you of changes in traffic ahead or have other unique features used as selling points for particular makes and models.
Most drivers cannot afford a new car, so these systems do those drivers little good on a day-to-day basis. But a new app from an Israeli startup promises to change that. The app, Nexar, is designed to offer many of the same features as the more advanced (and expensive) vehicle collision detection systems offered on new cars. And all of this through the use of a smartphone.
The app promises a number of functions in the next few years, as the team behind it learns more and more about the behavior of drivers leading up to accidents. Features promised to include:
- The app making a warning sound when a driver in front of you brakes suddenly, or when another vehicle is in your blind spot
- Real-time interpretation of traffic scenarios to determine whether an accident is more likely than usual
- Analyzing your driving habits to determine whether there are behaviors you can minimize to decrease the risk of being in an accident
Nexar promises to bridge the gap between human driving and the automated cars of the future. More information is usually a good thing, and the app promises to provide more information to everybody. And, the more people who use the app, the more information will be available to its sophisticated developers to prevent future accidents.
Nexar is the future, but Nexar isn’t now. Traffic accidents are still much too often, costing the economy millions of dollars and leaving people with significant physical injuries. If you or someone you love has been injured in a car accident, please retain a qualified attorney to help you obtain the compensation to which you are entitled.