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Hermes helps with parking

Ten students from the 1st TEE of Corfu have named a distance-measuring device they have made after the mythological messenger of the gods of Olympus. Their original idea was to build a piece of equipment that would help visually impaired people to negotiate unfamiliar terrain. However, they soon saw that this apparatus could be adapted and fitted onto a car, helping new drivers through the challenges of parking. The device is composed of sensors that are triggered by the approach of an object from a distance of 0-5 meters. These signals are transmitted to the central control panel and turned into a distance reading, triggering a flashing signal to the driver. A similar distance-measuring device has already been used on a well-known French car model, but the students from Corfu say theirs is quite different and that they are thinking of patenting it.