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DC shows off new car-to-car communication system

Automation is quickly starting to flood automobiles these days and DaimlerChrysler is putting the finishing touches on a system that could make traveling roads safer for drivers around the world. DC's Wireless Local Danger Warning (Willwarn) joins the likes of self-steering, automated parking, radar-based cruise control, radar-based rear collision detection and traffic/weather-enabled GPS systems.

Willwarn uses onboard ABS, ESP, EBD and GPS systems to monitor hazardous road conditions (fog, black ice, pot holes, etc.) or broken down vehicles. The data accumulated is then transmitted via an ad-hoc WiFi connection to following or oncoming vehicles within a 500 meter radius. Cars near the edge of the 500 meter radius of a signaling vehicle can also become a beacon to relay data to more vehicles.

The information collected is then displayed to the driver so that proper precautions can be taken to avoid or safely navigate problem areas on the road.

DaimlerChrysler hopes to have the new system in place by the end of the decade with high-end Mercedes and Maybach models most likely getting first dibs.



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Wifi????
By SakuraChan on 12/11/2006 1:48:43 AM , Rating: 2
Rather than WiFi how about using standard radio, one act as a transmitter & the other as receiver, the on-board system will translate it into data & transmit to nearby station.

Find a candidate that like to cruise so much from states to state and he will get paid for it. Whenever he cruise, data will be collected. And all vehicle within a km radius will know it's safe*

On thing for sure, Drive safe and you will be fine,
maybe if you're fated to die in accident. By the time you realize you're in heaven, enjoy life :)




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