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‘Talking cars’ tested in Michigan to cut road accidents | BBC


curated by | August 23, 2012

About 2,800 cars have been fitted with a kit that lets them communicate with each other and are currently being tested on a US city’s roads.

The project’s focus is to enable the cars to warn drivers of hightened collision risks at crossings with a restricted view, with cars driving in their blind spot, and with sudden breaking of cars in front.

The approach suffers inherent limits, such as requiring a large number of cars to be equipped before it will be truly useful. However, it is interesting because it holds much wider potential. For example, it could provide a stepping stone for other technologies, such as allowing drivers to join automated “road trains” when on a highway.

 

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