WiFi can save your life.
Ford announced they have created intelligent vehicles that are talking to their surroundings. The idea is when one car is approaching too fast, your car can warn you and slow down. If a car breaks down, it sends a signal so the other cars are warned.
“Ford believes intelligent vehicles that talk to each other through advanced Wi-Fi are the next frontier of collision avoidance innovations that could revolutionize the driving experience and hold the potential of helping reduce many crashes,” said Sue Cache, group vice president, Sustainability, Environment and Safety Engineering.
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) reported on the benefits of vehicle-to0-vehicle communications. There are over four million fender-benders a year. This technology could decrease that and maybe even a few major accidents.
Or better yet, you car just says “There is an accident up ahead. Take this other route…”
This will be a big advantage in car technology. To be notified of another cars inability to stop could give you the split-second decision that keeps everyone out of an accident.
Ford will be putting some demo cars on the road this spring.