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Honda Tests System To Warn Drivers Of Red Lights

Traffic safety system uses GPS and infrared sensors to help drivers save gas, make more green lights.

Honda has announced plans to test in live traffic a driver-assist system designed to warn drivers of upcoming traffic signals and do something about them even if the driver isn't prepared to.

The version of its driver-assist system Honda is testing uses onboard GPS systems and infrared sensors that recognize landmark IR beacons along the road to give the car's navigation system an accurate estimate of where it is and the status of a traffic signal it may be approaching.

When the car is approaching a green light, an indicator on the dash will light up with an indication of the speed the driver should maintain to make it safely through the green, or a safe speed at which to pass other cars in the intersection. When there's no chance to make it, the car will warn the driver to slow down gradually, then provide a countdown that tells the driver when the light will turn green, according to Honda.

Read the rest of this story on EE Times.

Kevin Fogarty is a freelance writer covering networking, security, virtualization, cloud computing, big data and IT innovation. His byline has appeared in The New York Times, The Boston Globe, CNN.com, CIO, Computerworld, Network World and other leading IT publications. View Full Bio

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Kevin O'Brain,
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6/4/2014 | 9:24:57 AM
Automotive Infotainment for The Safety of The Driver
Automotive systems are now more developed and advanced. This is quite confirmed from the USA and basically North American Auto industry. Several Auto makers are now manufacturing their car models with latest technical implementations, which is really nice for the car users and their safety. Almost every popular car makers are doing the same. Companies like: BMW, Audi, Volkswagen, Toyota, Chevrolet, Renault, Ford, Jaguar, Land Rover, Chrysler, Honda etc are making their vehicles with more advance technologies. BMW is one of the most popular car brands. This is providing car models with highly advance technology. I really like this article and all the information provided here. Automotive safety also can be easily possible by the proper repair and maintenance of the vehicles. We should visit website to get information regarding quality Auto repair and service in affordable price.
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