Saturday, September 16, 2006

Auto Makers working on Car-to-Car Communications

As part of an effort by the Japanese government to create a nationwide intelligent transportation system, Nissan and other automakers are testing advanced Car-to-Car communications that could do things such as send signals between vehicles and roadside structures including traffic lights and utility poles. They are working on ways to gauge vehicles' relative speed, distance, and acceleration... sending a warning signal if a car is in danger of running a red light or colliding with another vehicle in low-visibility conditions.

Seperately, GM and Toyota have already shown some of their work on collision detection technology that broadcasts information such as the speed and braking status of other vehicles.

In Europe, manufacturers are have also been working on their own Car2Car initiatives comprised of manufacturers such as BMW and others.

Now if they could get them to change their own oil...

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