Tyzx, Inc., an electronics firm specializing in developing affordable hardware, software, and integrated systems that view the world in all of its glorious three dimensions, will now be applying its 3-D technology to automotive safety.

Auto safety manufacturer Takata has decided to invest the healthy sum of $4 million in Tyzx, Inc., and while no specific technology has yet to reach the drawing board (or screen), safety systems such as sensors that monitor passengers to maximize airbag deployment have been mentioned, as well as technology that monitors surrounding vehicles and even nearby pedestrians. Manufacturers in Europe and Japan are especially interested in that last bit of tech due to new laws requiring that vehicles minimize pedestrian injuries upon impact.

[Source: Tyzx, Inc. via PR Newswire]