Macclesfield, UK (PRWEB UK) 2 July 2012
Leading car manufacturer Ford has announced plans to develop a car that drives itself during traffic jams.
The innovative new vehicle allows drivers to simply sit back and relax whilst stuck in stressful traffic jams.
The car, which Ford is currently creating prototypes of, will feature a new ‘Traffic Jam Assist’ system where the vehicle follows voice commands to determine whether the driver would like to hand control over to the car when it reaches a traffic jam. Should the driver opt to relinquish control of the car, the vehicle will use camera and radar features to scan the road ahead for other vehicles, breaking and accelerating accordingly when in high volumes of traffic.
The technology can allegedly break to stop a collision when the cars in front are too slow or slow down to meet speeds and accelerate to keep up with vehicles in front. Collecting information from the surrounding cars and monitoring the white lines marking the lanes, the car effectively takes control during traffic jams.
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“Every motorist can share that feeling of being frustrated when stuck in traffic. This new self-driving feature could make a significant difference to the driving experience.
“This model is currently in development and it could take five or more years before it hits the UK roads. For motorists who can’t wait that long, there are plenty of new cars and used cars with autonomous features on the market. Features such as 'cruise control' and ‘park assist’ are highly sought after in new cars.
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*Source: Jam-busting car that drives itself: Auto-pilot lets motorists relax in congestion 26/06/12 http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-2164719/Jam-busting-car-drives-Auto-pilot-lets-motorists-relax-congestion.html?ito=feeds-newsxml