Inter-Vehicle Communications Can Avoid Accidents

Hundreds of vehicles starting fitted with a device that makes cars that can "communicate" each other. The system is currently undergoing testing on the roads of Ann Arbor, Michigan, United States.
Some 3,000 vehicles equipped with wireless technology that allows them to communicate have taken to the roads in the Ann Arbor in the world's biggest field test of V2V and V2I technology. (Picture from:
The technology is designed to alert drivers to potentially dangerous situations in an effort to reduce the number of accidents. This step is carried out by the U.S. Department of Transportation.
Data gained from the model deployment will help authorities examine the effectiveness of V2V and V2I systems in improving road safety. (Picture from:
"This cutting-edge technology offers real promise for improving both the safety and efficiency of our roads," said U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood. "That is a winning combination for drivers across America."

It is very important because more than 32,000 peoples died on the streets of America in 2011 because of an accident. The government expects 80 percent of accidents can be reduced if the technology works.
Drivers will be warned of dangers they might not be able to see to reduce the risk of a collision. (Picture from:
Ford, General Motors, Honda, Hyundai, Mercedes-Benz, Nissan, Toyota, and Volkswagen provide a vehicle for use in testing this technology. The project is to swallow the budget by 25 million U.S. dollars.

Nearly 500 trucks and buses are equipped with communication devices based wi-fi signals. In October, the figure rose to 2,800 vehicles. This tool makes the car able to send data to other cars and some other types of road infrastructure.

Drivers will get a warning from the system, such as if there is a possibility of an accident with another vehicle when their view is limited. Then, if another vehicle lane without looking and if there is danger of collision with the car ahead for a sudden stop.

Alternative technologies involved in this project already on the market. For example, using the Bosch brand that offers ultrasonic sensors to detect objects at a distance of 3 meters from the side of the car.

Nissan also introduced a car with a radar that monitors the road and automatically activate the brakes if the estimated impact. Volvo is also working on an alternative wireless technology "follow" the car in front of him, follow all the action and form a convoy formation.

This technology is designed so that the driver can control the vehicle to turn over the computer and a little chill in the trip. *** [VAN | ANT | PIKIRAN RAKYAT 24082012]
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