(PRWEB) February 20, 2014
It sounds like the premise to an animated movie, but may in the very near future, be looking at cars that are capable of “talking” to one another. Cars will be able to send signals back and forth to communicate from car to car, and from car to driver. There are some obvious implications there when it comes to road safety. One of the most obvious uses for this technology might involve, say, alerting one driver at an intersection that another driver coming from the right has a habit of speeding through yellows so recklessly that they run a lot of reds. Cars might also send distress signals, letting nearby drivers know that the driver could use a hand, or they might inform drivers a mile or two back that there’s an accident up here, so one better slow down.
Cars might even use this communication to take control from the driver. A police car might be able to tell a speeder’s car to pull over. A reckless driver might cause ones car to brake automatically in order to prevent an accident.
“Although some might see giving control of your car over to a sort of automotive Internet as a loss of freedom, the trade off is an intimate knowledge of your surroundings and of other drivers on the road,” said Jason Hope technology expert. “This knowledge will, ultimately, be quite liberating for drivers, in that our safety will actually be more in our own hands than ever before.”
The promise of onboard computers, of vehicle communication is a greater degree of safety and even accountability than ever before. Cars that can pull themselves over when the driver falls asleep at the wheel, cars that record ones speed so that one can contest that traffic ticket more easily, cars that can identify hazards and notify one in advance. In any event, this is the most likely possible future for the car industry, and it’s likely to save a lot of lives.
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