TOKYO, February 8, 2018 - Mitsubishi Electric Corporation (TOKYO: 6503) announced today a new automotive indicator system that projects animated illuminations on road surfaces around the vehicle, which can change in response to approaching passersby, to realize highly intuitive, easy-to-see warnings about the vehicle's intended movements for enhanced road safety.

Animated illuminations projected on road surfaces are highly visible even in bad weather

Three types (1, 2 and 3) of animated illuminations change when sensors detect nearby pedestrians

The road-projected illuminations effectively warn others about the vehicle's movements and actions even in bad weather. The illuminations' animation patterns change when various sensors in the vehicle detect changes in the area around the vehicle, such as an approaching pedestrian. The system also uses interior illuminations to keep the driver well informed about the area around the vehicle.

Tools for developing and evaluating new indicator system

The new system includes a development and evaluation tool that manufacturers can use to check illumination patterns before installing the system in vehicles.

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