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Bosch is using artificial intelligence to eliminate sun glare while driving

Bosch is using artificial intelligence to eliminate sun glare while driving




Bosch has debuted a concept sun visor designed to block sun glare that drivers encounter behind the wheel.




The company revealed its new technology at the 2020 Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas this week.




The Virtual Visor relies on artificial intelligence to map the driver's face to project a transparent, dark-shaded mask onto the eyes, allowing for an unrestricted view of the road.




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Bosch has debuted the Virtual Visor — a reimagined sun visor aimed at tackling the flaws of traditional sun visors. The company revealed the new technology at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas.
The company argues that the traditional sun visors equipped in current cars do not handle safety issues that come with driving in bright sunlight. Bosch cites one study with findings that show car crash incidents increase while driving in bright sunlight.
To combat this issue, Bosch has created a concept Virtual Visor, which is a clear LCD panel with a camera that faces the driver. The camera has artificial-intelligence technology that shades the driver's eyes, allowing them to operate their vehicles without being impaired by bright light or the physical sun visor that's available in vehicles today.
"The creative use of liquid crystal technology to block a specific light source decreases dangerous sun glare, driver discomfort and accident risk; it also increases driver visibility, comfort and safety," Bosch said in a statement.
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