This is brilliant technology from Jaguar Land Rover that, if it saves lives, is worth every penny. My only misgiving would be that we ever get to the point where drivers become more reliant upon such devices than they are on their own ability to keep a good look out for other road users. But credit where credit is due; it’s good to see that motor manufacturers are investing money into this kind of research. Perhaps in 10 years time it will be the norm on most cars in the same way that parking sensors are increasingly the norm nowadays. More info here.
I totally agree with you that we shouldn’t delegate common sense to a machine, but welcome any innovation that will save lives without compromising anything. Let’s see if this gets off the drawing board.