Saturday, February 18, 2012

Herding the cars of the future.

Transition from passive to active sensing, i.e. when cars proactively talk to each other, promises a major shift in driving patterns.
Feb 17, 2012. MTR -- As more models become saturated with sensing technologies, the next big shift could see cars transmit data between each other. When cars network with one another, they can broadcast data about rapid slowdowns or a wheel-slippage possibly caused by icing. Such information will hop among cars—including ones coming in the other direction—to notify drivers approaching the problem areas.
We should start inventing and investing into smart roads, with virtual lanes herding flocks of cars toward their destinations.

tags: detection, control, infrastructure, payload

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