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Continental has released a short-range radar which it says offers a right-turn assist function for passenger cars to help protect cyclists and pedestrians.
It intervenes if the driver wants to turn right when a cyclist is about to pass along the right-hand side of the vehicle. If the radar sensors detect a cyclist, they transmit a signal to the brakes to stop the car, the company adds.
According to Continental, the radar generation operates using 77GHz technology, allowing the radar sensor to detect the environment at a higher resolution and level of accuracy.
One of the radar sensors can be positioned at each of the four corners of the vehicle body to ensure 360-degree monitoring of the vehicle surroundings.