High-tech LCD sun visor uses AI to know where your eyes are and casts a shadow to damage them
The end of the sun visor? High-tech LCD version uses AI to know where your eyes are and casts a shadow just big enough to damage them
- Bosch developed the visor to protect the eyes of the driver without obstructing the view
- It will be on display this week at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas
- Allegedly technology is the first update of the sight since the 1920s
A transparent sun visor that AI uses to determine the location of your eyes and cast a shadow over it has been developed by an engineering firm.
The high-tech visor, the first vehicle update since the 1920s, darkens transparent liquid crystals to protect the driver’s eyes without blocking their view.
It was developed by Bosch and will be on display this week at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, and can help reduce the number of road deaths.
Bosch has invented a visor that uses AI to cast only shadow on the eyes of the driver
Dr. Steffen Berns, president of Bosch Car Multimedia, told before the conference The times: “The visor as we know it is not enough to prevent dangerous glare from the sun, especially at sunrise and sunset.”
The company’s “virtual visor” uses a screen that is larger than a traditional screen that hangs over the windshield and is ready to produce shade when needed, and blocks up to 90 percent less of the area than a traditional visor, according to Company.
The panel is also linked to a camera, which detects the location of the driver’s eyes to ensure that the shadow falls in the right place.
In a video launching the new product, engineers say they were struck by the idea after realizing that the car part had not been updated in nearly a century.
Figures from the Department for Transport show that “blinding sun” played a role in 2,643 accidents in Great Britain in 2018 and was involved in 551 serious accidents and 27 deaths.
It will be on display next week at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas