The goal of connected-vehicle technology to alert drivers of potential danger doesn’t seem quite so impossible now.
Eight carmakers have formed the Crash Avoidance Metrics Partnership (CAMP) to create an industry-wide communications system between various makes of cars.
According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, this innovation could decrease the death rate in about 80 percent of crashes that don’t involve drunk drivers. There are major hurdles left but if successful CAMP will not merely be taking another step forward in the path toward connected vehicles; it will save lives.
The makers of this new connected car technology seem quite convinced that they have literally reinvented the wheel.
“It can see,” Ford Motor Co. intelligent-vehicles expert Farid Ahmed-Zaid told AutoNews.com. “We can’t.”
Ahmed-Zaid works in a facility in Farmington Hills, Mich., where the tech is currently being evaluated.
The technology transmits data on location, brake status, path history and speed ten times a second — and alert drivers to potential threats that the human eye supposedly can’t even see.
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