New camera promises to help cars see around blind corners

A REVOLUTIONARY camera system could help drivers see around blind corners.

British researchers have developed the technology using a laser and camera system that could result in being able to track hidden objects in real time.

Researchers Genevieve Gariepy and Daniele Faccio revealed the system in scientific journal Nature Photonics.

They said the technology could be developed for surveillance or for vehicle collision avoidance systems.

The system fires short laser pulses onto the floor just in front of the corner. The pulses scatter and strike any hidden objects. The light reflects off the objects and bounces back towards the laser and camera.

Although the system is still in development, other devices can help you be safe on the road.

  • A GPS can tell you when you're speeding, where crashes have occurred and what roads are congested.
  • Reversing cameras can improve visibility at the rear.
  • Dashcams might not stop an accident happening but could help provide insurance evidence - or even be used to train new drivers.

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