Friday, 21 June 2013
Road - Tell-tale braking
Essentially, this new system will alert drivers to vehicles braking ahead – even if they are around corners or hidden from view in traffic ahead!
In emergency braking situations, the experimental “Electronic Brake Light” transmits a wireless signal to illuminate a dashboard light in cars following behind even if the driver can't see them. The study found the technology could enable drivers to brake earlier and potentially mitigate or avoid a collision.
There could be other benefits too, but don't tell Ford! Such a system might allow the inexperienced to keep up with the professionals if fitted to rally cars and race cars. Just a thought.