Safety technology is very interesting. We all want to stay safe, and this is easier than ever before. Below is a list of some of the most interesting technologies that are now keeping us safe.
Car Rollover Prevention
The latest rollover prevention systems in cars work in a very interesting way. They work by employing an electronic stability control system. This helps to keep the car rooted to the ground, no matter what external forces it is contending with. But it does a lot more than that too. Firstly, it prepares the driver and passenger by tightening the seat belts and roll bars can extend.
The really intelligent part of the system is how it manages to detect the roll of the car though. This is done by picking up on how the car moves around the corner. It then tweaks the brakes and throttle to make sure the driver is made able to gain control of the vehicle again.
Flying has always been very dangerous, but now technology is helping them make the job safer. Things like flight computers and pilot logbook software is making the simple things simpler than ever before. But the important things are also changing a great deal. We all know about how the cockpit locking systems changed after 9/11, but that’s not the only change.
We’ve also seen the introduction of new forms of radar systems that can detect changes in the external factors. For example, very minute changes in the weather can sometimes cause planes to struggle and stall. These changes can now be detected. And improved weather mapping allows pilots to choose their route more wisely.
Wireless Safety Tech on Ships
When the Costa Concordia crashed and caused the deaths of 32 people, it was made clear that safety tech on ships needed to improve. The big problem that was faced in the case of the Costa Concordia was the challenge of evacuated upwards of 4000 people from the ship. It was almost impossible to track everyone and make sure that everyone was safe.
The latest technology is now used to track individuals in the case of an emergency. This works by inserting wireless tags into the lifejackets. That way, the emergency services could find out where everyone wearing a lifejacket is located. It’s one step in the right direction that the industry is now taking.
Robot Rescue Systems
This is currently being developed, so it will probably be a while before we actually see rescue robots making a huge impact. But they have been used in real world situations a few times already. They intended for usage in the mining industry, but they can also be used in any situation where people are at risk of injury.
What makes these robots especially good is their ability to get safely to places that humans wouldn’t usually be able to get to. That explains the huge appeal of them to the mining industry. Miners often get trapped, and having a robot reach them can act as a lifeline until the situation can be fully resolved. Other technologies also minimise the risk of gas leaks and explosions in mines.