Old Car? No Problem, You Can Be Safe
When driving to and from work everyday you want to know that your car will keep you as safe as possible, now since we can add new technology to older versions of cars there is no reason to worry.
The rearview camera is one of the most popular of a growing list of add-on devices and services that promise to bring modern features to aging jalopies.
“Lane departure and collision warning, pedestrian warnings, high-beam control and traffic sign recognition — all of those can be retrofitted in a customer’s car,” said Elad Serfaty, a vice president at Mobileye, whose technology is built into a variety of vehicles from BMW, Volvo and other carmakers that offer collision detection and prevention.
A warning and monitoring system that can be added to older vehicles, like the Mobileye 660, costs roughly $1,000 including a professional installation, Mr. Serfaty said, but he pointed out that the benefits could outweigh the costs. A Highway Loss Data Institute study of Honda Accords and Crosstours equipped with lane departure and forward collision warnings, for example, found a 14 percent reduction in damage claims compared with models without the systems.
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