Automotive Safety Using the IoT
Cars and other vehicles are so much safer now than they were just a few years ago, and that trend will continue. Ironically, the more we take the user out of the equation, capitalizing on active safety control systems, the safer the vehicles will become.
It’s important to differentiate between active safety and passive safety. The easiest way to define that relationship is that active safety performs the operation without user intervention, like automatically applying the brakes, while passive safety alerts the driver, requiring the driver to take an action. The mainstream implementation of blind-spot detection is a good example of a passive safety system.