GM's Shows Portable Devices that Warn Drivers of Dangerous Situations ~ Greatest Vehicles

Wednesday, 19 October 2011

GM's Shows Portable Devices that Warn Drivers of Dangerous Situations

In case you haven’t noticed, the machines are already taking over. Step by step, technological innovations enable them to do more and more things – and most of the times that’s a good thing.

Like the technology developed by General Motors that will alert drivers of potentially dangerous situations by using portable devices connected to a wireless safety net.
These portable devices will gather information from other, similarly equipped vehicles, as well as a road monitoring infrastructure. Thus, they will be able to warn drivers of potential dangers such as slippery roads, stalled vehicles, sharp curves etc.
According to an NHTSA study, 81% of all US vehicle accidents could have been avoided if a vehicle-to-vehicle communication infrastructure was in place. GM states that its researchers aim not to minimize car accidents, but to eliminate them altogether. A very good idea, if you ask us as surely no one wants any more road accidents.
On the other hand, we can't help but be a little wary about the project since machines, no matter how advanced they are, sometimes do malfunction. Conspiracy theorists might take it one step further: wireless safety net. It does have a familiar ring to it, doesn’t it?

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