Recently released research from Germany shows that inserting five talking cars into an urban rush hour traffic scheme eliminates gridlock. This is five intercommunicating vehicles per every thousand cars in a given area.
“Location-specific traffic information and warnings in real time can help to remedy this, while simultaneously increasing road safety,” said Nick Reilly, president of General Motors Europe, which participated in the research. “Less congestion means less wasted time, reduced fuel consumption and lower CO2 emissions.”
The idea of talking cars in the telematics industry is basically that of a team sport. One car senses an accident, or an unexpected construction delay, then relays that information to the next car in line, and forth until the information reaches an information tower, where the warnings and directions are distributed to all vehicles in the effected path.
This research illustrates the uses of a broad application of autonomous vehicle technology already being developed and honed by the likes of Google and Volvo. If the industry keeps advancing in this direction, not only will accidents be a thing of the past, but also the heavy congestion that goes with them.
Phoenix Valley auto enthusiasts should keep an eye out for new wifi and cell communication and navigation technology at any Phoenix Valley area auto dealer. The Phoenix Valley area is a city of drivers for whom traffic congestion is of primary concern, and for whom being able to leave work or the house and get on the freeway at any time of the day without having to worry about debilitating gridlock would not only be a great time save, but would also be a lifestyle changer. Phoenix Valley auto enthusiasts should plan on attending this years Phoenix Arizona International Auto Show to learn about the most recent concepts and innovations in the auto industry, taking place at the Phoenix Arizona Convention center over Thanksgiving weekend.