Engineers at Ford develop auto-pilot technology for swift movement in jams
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The engineers of the American based innovative automaker Ford Motor Company have developed a futuristic technology that enables a car driver to switch over to an auto-pilot option to escort through heavy traffic jams providing a considerable relaxation to the driver.
In just the push of a button, the driver can activate the auto-pilot termed as ‘Traffic Jam Assist’. With a camera and radar behind the rear view mirror, the technology detects jams by scanning the road ahead and signals are directed to the ‘brains’ of the system installed in computer central processing unit or ‘black box’. On detection, a voice command is raised by the car to ask the driver if he wishes to activate the traffic jam assist.
On activation, the system applies brake to avoid collision with the car ahead and slows down to maintain the speed in accordance with the flow of the traffic and even takes immediate action in case an over-speeding car rushes into the traffic. Once the traffic jam end and the car reaches a speed of 30 mph, the traffic jam assist hands over the control of the car to the rejuvenated driver.
This cutting-edge technology is anticipated to be equipped in several Ford models in the next five years and it has been reported that at present, the prototypes of such cars are being tested.
Dr. Pim van der Jagt, MD, Ford Research Center Aachen said that such car is capable of applying brakes, accelerating and handling steering independently in a jam.
As per experts, the adoption of this new technology by the masses would enable traffic to move at a speed higher by 37 percent, thereby curtailing the travel duration by 20 percent.
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Jakarta (indonesia) need it so badly. Surabaya also will be pleased to celebrate its coming.July 01, 2012 by Early Femiana
"As per experts, the adoption of this new technology by the masses would enable traffic to move at a speed higher by 37 percent, thereby curtailing the travel duration by 20 percent"You are absolutely right! u c, we indians will prefer to reason it out this way: "Why not let the other chaps shell out more money and buy such technology... so that the traffic jams ease out automatically for mee too!!June 29, 2012 by Ahijit
we need in urgently in INDIA where the traffic is horrible state which ever city u driveJune 28, 2012 by Dpsamy
Mostly traffic jams happen during intersections where 3 or more roads are meeting. Will this system ask the driver whether he intends to take left or right turn in next intersection? If this is not so; the efforts may take a car to unintended road requiring a u turn at suitable place.June 28, 2012 by Rajev Naik
Good but i dont think so that it would be launched in IndiaJune 28, 2012 by Aditya
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