AOL Identifies Auto Technology of the Year Finalists

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One automaker will be awarded the Auto Tech­nol­ogy of the Year Grand Prize win­ner in Jan­u­ary at the 2013 Con­sumer Elec­tron­ics Show in Las Vegas.

Mean­while, AOL announces one of its finalists.

Honda’s inno­v­a­tive LaneWatch™ blind spot dis­play, intro­duced in the all-new2013 Accord, has been named a final­ist for the AOL Autos 2012 Tech­nol­ogy of the Year Award, which will be awarded to one Grand Prize win­ner in Jan­u­ary at the 2013 Con­sumer Elec­tron­ics Show in Las Vegas.

The typ­i­cal field of view for a passenger-side mir­ror is approx­i­mately 18 to 22 degrees, but the LaneWatch blind spot dis­play field-of-view is about four times greater, or approx­i­mately 80 degrees. The sys­tem helps the dri­ver to see traf­fic, as well as pedes­tri­ans or objects, in the vehicle’s blind spot. To help make judg­ing dis­tance eas­ier, the dis­play has three ref­er­ence lines. Dri­vers are encour­aged to visu­ally con­firm road­way con­di­tions prior to chang­ing lanes.

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