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Smart devices for road safety: technology in the service of prevention

Published on 2024-07-03

Road safety is an undeniable priority in any advanced society. With the constant increase in the number of vehicles and the growing complexity of urban and rural traffic, the need to implement effective safety measures is more urgent than ever. In this context, technology plays a crucial role, and smart devices have become indispensable allies in reducing accidents and saving lives. In Spain, several of these devices are regulated and accepted by current legislation, offering a range of innovative solutions.

Road safety is the cause of Grupo Siglo XXI during the month of July.

Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS)

Advanced Driver Assistance Systems, known as ADAS, are a set of technologies designed to enhance driving safety. Among the most notable are:

1. Autonomous Emergency Braking (AEB): This system detects obstacles on the road and automatically activates the brakes if the driver does not react in time. According to studies by the General Directorate of Traffic (DGT), AEB can reduce rear-end collisions by up to 38%.

2. Lane Keeping Assist (LKA): Using cameras and sensors, this device corrects the vehicle's direction if it detects that it is drifting out of the lane without prior signaling. It is especially useful on highways and high-speed roads.

3. Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC): This technology automatically adjusts the vehicle's speed to maintain a safe distance from the car in front. It is an effective tool to avoid rear-end collisions.

Parking Cameras and Sensors

Parking cameras and sensors are widely adopted devices that facilitate maneuvers in tight spaces, reducing the risk of collisions with objects, pedestrians, and other vehicles. These systems use rear cameras and ultrasonic sensors to provide the driver with a clear view and audible alerts about the proximity of obstacles.

Blind Spot Monitoring Systems

The blind spot monitoring system (BSM) uses radar sensors to detect vehicles in areas not visible through the mirrors. This device emits visual or audible alerts when another vehicle is in the blind spot, helping the driver change lanes safely. In 2022, the DGT highlighted the effectiveness of these systems, significantly reducing accidents during lane change maneuvers.

Connected Breathalyzers

The implementation of connected breathalyzers, or “alcolocks,” is an effective measure to prevent driving under the influence of alcohol. These devices require the driver to blow into them before starting the vehicle. If the blood alcohol level exceeds the legal limit, the system blocks the engine's ignition. This type of technology is already mandatory in some professional transport vehicles in Spain, according to current regulations.

Road Safety Mobile Applications

Mobile applications also play an important role in road safety. Tools like "miDGT" offer real-time information about traffic conditions, radar alerts, and danger zones, as well as the ability to perform procedures related to the vehicle and driving. Additionally, navigation applications like Waze or Google Maps include traffic and accident alerts, helping drivers plan safer routes.


The integration of smart devices in vehicles not only improves the driving experience but also represents a significant advance in accident prevention and life protection. In Spain, the adoption of these technologies is regulated and promoted by the DGT and other institutions, underscoring their importance in building a safer road environment. With the continuous technological evolution, it is foreseeable that these devices will become increasingly sophisticated and accessible, marking a before and after in road safety.


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