According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), motor vehicle-related crashes on U.S. highways claimed 37,461 lives in 2016. And some 94 percent of serious crashes are due to dangerous choices or errors people make behind the wheel.
Today’s newer vehicles already include some safety features that can help reduce the number of crash-related injuries and death, but there’s more to be done. Having the ability to see all vehicle occupants and making real-time adjustments to environmental conditions can help reduce injury and death due to impact.
Getting a clear picture of what’s going on inside the vehicle—whether it’s a commercial or passenger vehicle, or even planes and trains—can also help investigators following a crash. With this information, investigators can:
TriLumina’s compact, high-performance illumination technology dramatically improves the illumination options for in-cabin illumination and monitoring systems. Its semiconductor lasers provide dynamic and real-time illumination control that allows solid-state scanning and tracking. By illuminating only what’s important, noise, heat and power consumption are dramatically reduced. TriLumina’s compact form factor and efficient operation enables inconspicuous integration into the cabin, allowing devices to see in daylight as well as dark environments.
Unlike driver monitoring systems (DMS) that only track the driver, TriLumina illumination modules can help monitor all vehicle occupants. The modules are able to immediately illuminate the entire cabin allowing cameras to instantaneously record and surreptitiously track activities inside the cabin. In addition, corrective action will be administered, if needed, to reduce injury. For example, if a passenger has turned in the seat, the seat belt will automatically make adjustments to ensure their continued safety. If the driver is distracted, brakes can be automatically applied to avoid a potential impact. This data can also be used by investigators to better understand what happened in a crash, and how it can be prevented in the future. TriLumina illumination modules perform superbly in both daylight and nighttime conditions and, in combination with radar and cameras, in heavy snow and fog.