Research saves lives on the road through innovative blind spot sensors

The number of fatal traffic accidents involving vulnerable road users in Flanders grew by 10% in 2023 from the previous year. The total of 136 victims is a record, and includes a growing number of accidents related to lorries' blind spots. Safer vehicles are crucial if this alarming tide is to be turned. To tackle the challenge, eXia, a spin-off of the Vrije Universiteit Brussel (VUB), and imec have developed the Active Sideguard blind spot sensor for lorries, the world's first warning system to use low-frequency electric fields.
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