28
Feb
2013

Car Distance Sensors

 

Determining distance can be quite a problem for drivers in tight spaces for parking or situations that require sudden speed deceleration when another car cuts in front. Many car manufacturers are installing gadgets known as car distance sensors to assist drivers in this particular situation.  Each manufacturer calls it by their own name but the function is essentially the same which is to ensure that cars are able to maintain a safe distance from other cars and structures.

Distance sensor is just one of the latest additions to car gadgets enjoyed by today’s drivers.  Modern vehicles are really going the way of safety while designs and styles continue to be modified.  This is a sign that people are now considering the very important aspect of safe road use.

Safe road use not only protects the driver but also the other people who they share the road with.  It also protects properties along the way.  Drivers who are assisted by gadgets and equipment are more able to respond to varying road situations.

By providing adequate warning even before proximity really becomes dangerous enough, drivers’ judgment will be supported by something which that can actually measure the distance.  Car distance sensors use ultrasonic proximity detectors embedded in both the front and rear bumpers.  It basically relies on the reflection of sound waves.

These sensors however usually need to be replaced at some point because of its exposure to the elements.  A fail-safe mode is expected to detect malfunction which should warn drivers not to rely on the sensors and have them replaced at the soonest possible time.  Owners must be wary of extraordinarily quiet distance sensors since a working one usually gives off a clicking sound. A geeky attitude that favors safety is very much preferred for this purpose.

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