WARNING WIPER
D&AD STUDENT AWARD 2011 - IN BOOK AWARD

DESIGNER AMMO LIAO & RIIVER CHENG

WARNING WIPER - INTRODUCTION

According to The Global Status Report by World Health Organization, road traffic injuries are one of the top three causes of death for people aged between 5 and 44 years. It is also the top one causes of death for people aged between 15-29 years. WHO also predict that road traffic injuries will rise become the fifth leading cause of death by 2030. (For all age)

When the weather turn bad, the chances of an auto accident can increase substantially. During rain storms and snowstorms, the failing rain or snow can make it difficult for drivers to see. When snow or rain is combined with dirty water or slush thrown up from the road by other driver, windshields can quickly become dirty. Similarly, fog can significantly impair visibility and render headlights ineffective. It is dangerous to change the lane during these situations, and car accidents are always happened at this moment.

WARNING WIPER -  LED LIGHT

Windscreen Warning Wiper is a windscreen wiper with LED light installed. When the wiper is in action, the LED will flash and project information on the windscreen.

The LED information is very conspicuous(compared with the normal rear braking light). People pay more attentions to the dynamic information given by LEDs. We sometimes find that other's car boot is not properly closed, or something wrong with their rear tires. We can also use the input voice function to warn them.

WARNING WIPER - BUTTON ICON

According to some statistics, drivers always turn their windscreen wiper into the highest speed during the rain storms or snowstorms, and some statistics also show that that drivers want much more higher speed wiper during these situations. Because the LED mode needs the higher wiping frequency to show information obviously, it is very suitable for driver to use during the rain storms or heavy fog.

Windscreen Warning Wiper adds two additional modes into the wiper control joystick, which are: LED Warning Mode, and LED Voice Input Mode. Driver can use the built-in message, (ex: an exclamation mark), and also can use the Voice Input Mode to input what you want to say to other drivers.

WARNING WIPER - FUNCTION

When using the LED Warning mode, it will show some built-in icons. For example, when the driver is turning left, the LED will show "Left Mark" in the wiping area. Comparing with normal latter headlight, it is much more conspicuous.

When we drive on the highway and see there is something wrong with someone's latter tire, (they probably don't realize they have a trouble), then we can use the Voice Input Mode to warn them.

WARNING WIPE - MODEL

Using the model to test whether the concept would work, meanwhile to test each realistic fact.

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