Vehicle warning system trialled RRS feed

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  • Vehicles may soon be swapping information about road conditions to warn drivers about jams and dangers.

    A German research project on 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.

    Information would be conveyed to drivers via a dashboard screen or through a mobile phone headset.

    Dr Anselm Blocher - a researcher at the German Research Center for Artificial Intelligence who is co-ordinating the project - said the ad hoc communication system could mean that drivers found out about dangers or jams ahead much more quickly than they do now.

    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.

    Sunday, March 18, 2007 2:56 PM


  • The more we advance towards technology, the better and easier our lives become.
    Wednesday, March 21, 2007 3:45 PM
  • This new technology is a proof of it. Hence, our brains must continue advancing towards such heights to explore heavens of success.
    Wednesday, March 21, 2007 3:45 PM

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