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Ford research on using wireless technology to improve vehicle collision avoidance performance

on August 5, 2010, Ford Motor Company researchers in Travers city are developing an advanced collision avoidance system equipped with wireless and GPS technology. With this system, moving cars will be able to exchange information with each other, so as to avoid traffic accidents or reduce the losses caused by accidents

the automatic brake interactive collision avoidance system (abicas), which Ford is developing, can detect the relative position of other test vehicles equipped with the same radio device by using radio sensors and GPS to obtain vehicle navigation information. The original intention of the system is to warn the driver when a side impact is imminent, and automatically brake when necessary to avoid a collision, or to minimize the impact loss

The abicas system relies on the inter vehicle wireless communication technology and combines the radar and camera assisted driving technology already equipped in many Ford vehicles, such as adaptive cruise control system, collision warning automatic braking system, etc

radar and camera sensors can detect the front and rear vehicles, while radio sensors give the vehicle a 360 degree field of vision. The combination of the information collected by all sensors and engineering calculations can ensure that the car will automatically brake only when the collision is imminent. If the screw needs to be kept moving. And the whole process is completed in an instant

when cars are equipped with this special short-range radio transceiver, they can transmit information to each other, and these shared information will help the on-board safety system play a role

there are 10 automobile companies in Ford's large plastic market. Mr. Jim vondale, head of the automobile safety department, said: at present, Ford is using wireless technology to develop the future collision avoidance system. With R & D projects like abicas, future cars can avoid collisions by talking to each other

intelligent way of crossing intersections

Ford's intelligent intersection project is committed to solving the problem of wireless communication between vehicles and intersection traffic facilities. Its expertise in this area provides a solid foundation for the research of inter vehicle communication system. According to the national highway safety administration, 40% of traffic accidents occur at intersections or other road intersections, and side impact is the most common form of accident

when there is a potential danger such as a car in front trying to run the red light, the intelligent intersection system can send a collision warning to the vehicle driver before presenting the output result. Monitoring traffic signals, GPS data and digital map equipment set at intersections can assess potential risks and send warning messages to vehicles equipped with special equipment

after the vehicle receives the warning information, the on-board collision avoidance system can decide whether the vehicle can safely cross the intersection or should stop at the intersection. If the collision avoidance system decides to stop and detects that the driver has not slowed down in time, it will send a visual and audible warning to the driver

Mr. Mike Shulman, technical director of the Institute of active safety technology and advanced engineering of Ford Motor Company, said: to realize inter vehicle communication, it is necessary to formulate general standards applicable to all vehicles. Through research, we look for the most effective and understandable warning methods for drivers

achieve wireless Europe

in Germany, Ford motor is cooperating with other automobile manufacturers and the German government to launch a wireless technology research and development project to solve the traffic safety problems caused by traffic congestion. This research project of safe and intelligent mobility test field Germany will continue until 2012, and a total of 400 test vehicles will be used for field testing to evaluate the feasibility and scalability of the practical application of wireless systems

among the 100 drivers who participated in this research project, they actively collected data by completing the driving task, and the other 300 drivers drove their cars along the usual route to complete the passive data collection. This study takes into account risk and collision warnings and real-time traffic information, including congestion, areas under construction, detour route selection, and Internet mobile location services

Christia, a connectivity technology expert at the European Institute of telematics and advanced engineering of Ford Motor Company, but without damaging the mother itself, said that the development of reliable and effective wireless systems can enhance vehicle safety, reduce traffic accidents and alleviate traffic congestion. These systems will be put on the market after complete feasibility, stability and practicality evaluation

global harmonization

Ford motor is working closely with governments, standardization organizations and other multinational automobile manufacturers to develop a globally coordinated standard to support and accelerate the practical application of this technology. Ford, like other automobile manufacturers in the world, needs unified standards to support their global vehicle platforms and develop reliable and economical wireless systems

Mr. vondale concluded: we must formulate standards while the technology is still being developed, otherwise when the technology research with different standards comes out one after another, vehicles from different regions will not be able to talk to each other. The failure of unified standard setting will delay development, reduce reliability and increase unnecessary costs

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