March 18, 2007
Vehicle warning system trialled
Vehicles may soon be swapping information about road conditions to warn drivers about jams and dangers, via a dashboard screen or through a mobile phone headset. The BBC reports.
"A German research projecton show at hi-tech trade fair Cebit envisions a peer-to-peer network for vehicles on a road passing data back and forth.
Cars or bikes experiencing problems would pass data that would ripple down the chain of vehicles behind them.
For spotting dangers and jams, the system would use data from sensors that were likely to be fitted to cars, bikes and trucks in the future, Dr Blocher added. For example, cars could spot oil on the road by combining temperature readings with wheel traction information", he said."
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