Sometimes drivers are not able to react quickly enough when something all of a sudden appears in their path and they then crash into the other object or car. However, a brand new technology called Intellidrive is being developed that can alert drivers to potential hazards in their path.
Studies show that driving is sometimes hazardous and that in 2009 more than 33,000 people died as a result of car accidents. This new technology could noticeably change this horrible statistic. In the next six or seven years, new cars may come equipped with a this new system called Intellidrive that can help prevent crashes.
Intellidrive was created by a group of major car manufacturers with support from the federal government. It uses a car’s GPS and wireless signals to talk to each other. A car can track its own speed and direction, and can determine the speed and direction of nearby cars as well through a GPS systesm. Intellidrive uses this same radar system to decide when you’re in danger of crashing into a car, pedestrian, cyclist, or whatever else is in your path and it gives out a verbal warning when you’re about to hit it.
The new technology also lets cars talk to the road infrastructure to alert drivers to problems with the highways or roads. For example, it might also warn you when you’re coming to on an area with unexpected heavy traffic or other issues.
Some GPS can already do traffic reports, but this would add to that technology.