In most situations, it is very easy for the majority of us to tell when a speed bump is coming and slow down enough to make it safely over them. Aging people with poor vision might have a hard time identifying speed bumps. At times speed bumps might not be painted to stand out making it hard for anyone to see them, especially at night.
To help prevent accidents and damaged vehicles from going over speed bumps too fast, Hyundai has a new patent that outlines how to use tech already on some vehicles to sense speed bumps. The system would use GPS, cameras and other sensors to detect and measure how high a speed bump is. The system would also determine the curvature and width of a speed bump and figure out how fast the car needs to go to get over the bump.
If the driver is going too fast, the system would warn them to slow down. This could also be a perfect system for autonomous vehicles that need to be able to sense speed bumps and choose an appropriate speed to go over them with no driver input.
Via AutoblogFiled Under: Auto News