A suite of 19 new potentially life-saving car technologies have been unveiled in the Seat Leon Christobel concept car, with a possible introduction date from 2019.
The technology-packed five-seat hatchback is aimed at reducing deaths and accidents from speeding, distraction, drink and drug driving and poor seatbelt-compliance, especially among younger drivers.
“These are all technologies we have in development and could significantly save lives if they go in to production,“ said Stefan Illijevic, project manager for the Christobel concept.
The standard-looking exterior of the Leon conceals multiple new systems built into the electrical architecture, including two new sensing systems, but many of the features are adaptations of existing sensors or software.
And many of them can send text warnings to parents’ mobile devices – the idea being that guardians can keep an eye on children who are using the car.
Christobel’s main new sensor is an ‘eye tracker’ bar – a dashboard camera that can recognise the driver’s face and deduce moods from his or her expression.