Opel has revealed some new details about their safety systems which are being developed as part of Germany's UR:BAN (user oriented assistance systems and network management) research project.

Opel has revealed some new details about their safety systems which are being developed as part of Germany's UR:BAN (user oriented assistance systems and network management) research project.

Designed to improve safety and reduce accidents, the project focus on three key areas: Cognitive Assistance, Networked Traffic System and Human Factors in Traffic.

To tackle the first challenge, Opel is developing an advanced driver assistance system which uses a camera, radar and modified steering and braking systems. When a driver fails to responded to an impending collision, the system will take evasive action to steer the car away from the object it is about to hit.

Opel is also working on Car-to-X communication system which shares data with other vehicles and the traffic infrastructure over a Wi-Fi connection. The system would apparently operate like the Audi Online traffic light information system and advise drivers how fast to travel to ensure they can get a green light at an intersection.

The company is also developing an algorithm that can detect the driver's intentions using various sensors. Opel says the system could be used to determine whether or not a driver can avoid a potential accident on their own. If this is possible, the system can "delay or suppress a driver warning."

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Opel highlights their UR:BAN safety systems