Detecting what’s behind you
Do you view the world from a different angle?
Then you might just end up inventing something!
After all, it takes just a teaspoon of an idea and a glassful of vision to come up with something revolutionary.
As unbelievable as it may sound, Infiniti has come up with a Backup Collision Intervention (BCI) system: a world's first automotive technology of its kind, recently introduced on the all-new 2013 Infiniti JX 7-passenger luxury crossover SUV.
What it does:
According to Infiniti America’s Vice President Ben Poore ,
"The system can detect vehicles approaching from either side when you back up. If a vehicle appears to be entering your path, it provides three layers of warning - visual, audio and gas pedal force feedback - and ultimately can apply brake pressure to help you avoid a collision if you don't take action yourself."
Not only does it enhance one’s driving experience, it also ensures in more than just one way, that drivers enjoy a safety feature which can prevent a lot of accidents.
When an approaching vehicle is detected, the driver hears an audible alert and witnesses a flashing light indicating its oncoming direction. Next, as the vehicle gets closer, the driver hears three beeps and sees a red frame indicator on the in-dash display as an additional warning.
If one fails to act, at this point, the system counteracts by pushing back on the accelerator. If one continues to back up, the system will engage the brakes momentarily to draw attention, in a matter of few seconds.
When in reverse, BCI helps detect crossing traffic as well as large, stationery objects behind the vehicle.
The BCI system is bundled with the $1,900 Driver Assistance Package and also requires the $3,000 Premium Plus navigation, traffic info and voice recognition package.
However, since the system is aimed at parking lot and driveway assistance, it is only active below 5 mph. Drivers are hence advised to look back while in the reverse as an extended safety measure.
So, no more missing while trying to back up!