Last week Industry Canada announced changes to Canada’s standards on radars, allowing recent innovations in safety to be installed on new cars sold in Canada.
Certain models sold in Canada will be able to incorporate new radar technology, also known as field disturbance sensors, starting next year.
A statement from the Minister of Transport aptly summarized the significance of the change in rules:
Advanced collision avoidance vehicle technologies have the potential to significantly reduce the number and severity of collisions. We welcome research and innovation towards making the roads safer for Canadians.
In plain language, this means our roads are becoming safer for us humans through the use of technology. Expect to see much more of this in the next 3 to 5 years. It is a good thing that science and technology will help to save us from ourselves, because in the Avalon Peninsula urban areas, governments at the municipal and provincial levels aren’t doing much, as the highways continue to choke with error-prone commuters!