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Smart brake lights being tested to prevent crashes
The experiment of an “early warning” system, which would tell drivers that a car out of sight is stopping, is one of a series of initiatives being developed by car manufacturers to make motoring safer.
Underpinning the innovation is technology known as “car to car” communication, establishing a network which would enable vehicles to “speak” to each other.
The Ford experiment, which was tested on a fleet of 120 vehicles in Germany, entails fitting a small screen – similar in size to those already used by portable satellite navigation systems – onto the dashboard.
Linked to the network, the screen will flash a red warning light when another car on the same network slams on the brakes. The warning will also work if the car is around the corner or several vehicles ahead in a queue of traffic.
“Car-to-car and car-to-infrastructure communications represent one of the next major advancements in vehicle safety,” said Paul Mascarenas, Ford’s chief technical officer.
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