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12 November 1993 Antidazzling driver's goggles with controllable transmission
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Proceedings Volume 2107, CIS Selected Papers: Optical Monitoring of the Environment; (1993)
Event: Optical Monitoring of the Environment: CIS Selected Papers, 1993, Moscow, Russian Federation
The problems of road visibility hold a special position in road safety. On the average, up to 15% of all accidents take place in conditions of limited visual range. One of the main reasons for road accidents is that the upper beam of head lamps of the opposite-direction vehicles dazzles a drive. The driver experiences a painful sensation at a distance of 200 meters or less. After termination of the dazzling effect the eyes' relaxation comes tens of seconds later; it means that some 400 meters the car moves without guidance. In this paper an anti-dazzling device, preventing the upper beam of head lamps of opposite-direction vehicles to dazzle a driver, is described. The device consists of 2 electrooptical liquid crystalline shutters, the goggles casing and of electronic control circuit, allowing to vary the light transmission of the shutters, as the illuminance of the photodetector varies.
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Victor V. Belyaev, Nikolai F. Kovtonyuk, and A. B. Kuznetsov "Antidazzling driver's goggles with controllable transmission", Proc. SPIE 2107, CIS Selected Papers: Optical Monitoring of the Environment, (12 November 1993);

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