Protects Cyclists and Pedestrians
The Right-Turn Assist system for passenger cars makes turning-off significantly safer and provides a welcome support for car drivers, especially in the complex situations that sometimes occur in urban traffic.
The new generation of radar sensors can detect a cyclist approaching from behind the vehicle on the right-hand side. Right-Turn Assist intervenes if the driver wants to turn right when the cyclist is just about to pass along the right-hand side of the vehicle. Drivers are not always able to recognize this risky situation, even when they look over their shoulders.
If the radar sensors detect a cyclist in such a situation, they transmit a signal to the brakes and the car stops before the car and cyclist collide. Needless to say, this safety function also protects pedestrians and scooter riders.
The radar generation with 77 GHz technology
The 77 GHz radar sensor detects the environment at a much higher resolution and level of accuracy than was previously the case. Consequently, it can detect other road users and obstacles much more precisely. Moreover, the 77 GHz sensor also detects movement directions and speeds more precisely than it was possible with the 24 GHz range previously used.
In addition, the integration density has been further increased thanks to this radar generation. As a result, the individual components of the system, such as the antenna and the radio-frequency (RF) chip, are now housed in a smaller installation space, rendering the sensor even more compact. This, in turn, makes it easier to install the system in the vehicle, even in confined places.