This week, as part of the Accident of the Week series, we’re showing you a concept that’s meant to reduce accidents in which you are being hit from behind because of low visibility while stationary, with the car on the side of the road.
It is estimated that over 35000 people die every year, killed by drivers that don’t see them opening a door and entering or exiting the vehicle. Peter Gold, Ceo of In view Vehicle Trim Corporation invented some devices that make your car more visible, at night, when stationary, and have one or more doors opened. Peter Gold invented the In view Vehicle Trim to make your vehicle’s opened door visible to other drivers, at night, from at least 1000 feet away.
As you can see in the video, the difference the In view Vehicle Trim makes is huge. You can barely notice that the right door of the car is opened. Apart from the lamp at the bottom of the door, there aren’t any clear indicators that the door is opened. That lamp is not powerful enough to warn the drivers from a safe distance that the door is opened. The main purpose of that lamp is to illuminate the car when you enter it. Also, bear in mind that you have problems noticing the door is opened when you carefully analyze the video. Imagine you’re traveling, at night, at low visibility, and sometimes on roads that have little or no road lamps to increase visibility. Under these circumstances, chances of noticing a stationary car on the side of the road while still having time to avoid a potential accident are very low.
In the video, you can also see the opened door fitted with the In view Vehicle Trim. The light is very powerful, offering a visibility of over 1000 feet, according to Peter Gold. The device is fitted all around the door for maximum visibility. Once activated, the device functions independently from the passengers. Let’s say you’re a drunk passenger or worse, driver, or you’re a careless teenager or a naughty kid who opens the door and jumps out of the car. The device will automatically warn the other drivers, from a safe distance, that something is happening around the car: a person might enter or exit the car without looking around and might get hit.
Complementary to the In view Vehicle Trim, Peter Gold also invented the High Mount Door Window Frame Directional and the Camouflaged Reflective Door Window Frame Trim. Two new pioneering advancements in vehicle safety include the High Mount Door Window Frame Directional, and the Camouflaged Reflective Door Window Frame Trim can be seen in the day/night pictures of the same vehicle door shown above.
The primary advancement with the High Mount Door Window Frame Directional ( shown as 6 led lights positioned behind the vehicle door glass) is its position up high to compliment the normal low location of the directional as part of the side view mirror housing. As a visual result by being up higher, it is seen by truck drivers, side-by-side vehicle drivers before changing vehicle lanes of traffic, pedestrians wishing to cross at intersections, etc. to provide a greater viewing area to be seen, that was previously blocked visually.
As the name suggests the Camouflaged Reflective Door Window Frame provides finally elimination of the so-called blind spot all vehicles have to be seen from the side of the vehicle by other vehicle drivers. The result, fewer “T-Bone” side-impact collisions. The extremely clever system (shown as reflective material positioned behind the vehicle door glass) tricks the eye to not have the eye focus on the reflection by its location, which flows with the vehicle door window frame and by the vehicle door glass in front of it resulting in a camouflaged application that is only conspicuous when illuminated by another vehicle drivers headlights and night, to never distract from the vehicle appearance.