Build a blind spot detection system for your car

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Build a blind spot detection system for your car

When you are driving, you’ve probably had a few mishaps with the “blindspot” where you barely avoid hitting someone when changing lanes. This maker decided that this was an easy problem to fix so they created a custom BlindSpot Detection System using an ATmega169 and a high intensity infrared light to detect approaching cars. Does it work? Well he says you probably shouldn’t rely on it over your instincts, but at least it’s a step in the right direction.

In-Vehicle Blind Spot Detection System

10 thoughts on “Build a blind spot detection system for your car

  1. FlatTop says:

    …like you are supposed to do.

  2. TheSpleen says:

    I’ve driven enough monster sized American cars where turning your head was no help at all.

  3. Odin says:

    I have a rear-entry garage with a driveway that slops upwards to the street. When I back up, I am unable to see if a little person is in my driveway. I would want something like this to make sure I don’t hit a little on.

  4. Nasyn says:

    If people start relying on this (which i know tons of people out there would if they had one) it could be dangerous for vehicles not normally found on roads. As a motorcycle rider, I would not like to see this on cars.

  5. J says:

    Or you can just adjust your side-view mirrors properly to eliminate blind spots. Most people have their side-view mirrors pointed so they see a grand view of the side of their car and the same thing you see in the rear-view. If you angle them outwards enough (as you are supposed to) you will have no blind spots at all, except for a narrow sliver of space directly to the side of your vehicle that even a motorcycle could not hide in.

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