Tuesday 24 April 2018

Camera will help you see and drive in heavy fog

ENGINEERS have developed a camera that costs as little as €350 that could make driving in heavy fog as clear as on a sunny day.

Engineers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology's Media Laboratory say it can 'see' through translucent material such as dense fog.

They believe it could be used as a collision-avoidance detector for cars where it would help motorists see more clearly in thick fog.

One of the people who developed it says it is like taking the blur out of a 'shaky' photo and making it crisp and clear.

Nanosecond pulses of light permit the camera to differentiate between light scattered by water droplets in fog or heavy rain and light from solid objects such as another car.

Irish Independent

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