Ford’s Latest Car Tech Can Save Lives
Ford will demonstrate a ‘connected car’ feature, which can have an enormous impact on the way emergency services arrive at crime scenes and disaster zones.
British government’s initiative, UK Autodrive will showcase any breakthroughs Britain carmakers and suppliers have been making for fully autonomous driving.
Jaguar Land Rover will use the event as a means to give the first public demonstration of level 4 autonomous cars, the fourth stage of autonomy.
While the level 4 autonomy based car technology still has time before it launches, Ford’s simple connected vehicle feature can potentially save lives as it goes live.
It has been a global concern for first responders that a lot of time is wasted while reaching the emergency due to unwanted congestion that doesn’t subdue at times.
However, suppose if a police car or an ambulance can transmit signals to vehicles in the vicinity; warning them about the approach, direction of travel and when to pull over to allow passage of emergency vehicles. This will not only reduce accidents related to emergency transponders but also let them reach faster.
Quite a few car companies have been building cars that support vehicle-to-vehicle (V2V) communication. These companies include Audi, Mercedes, Cadillac, Toyota and some other automakers.
Apart from reducing the woes for first responders, the basic V2V technology will help cars in the scenarios pertaining to congestion, and accidents too.