General Motors Corp. has “demonstrated a fleet of cars that do in fact have a sixth sense.Using vehicle-to-vehicle (V2V) communication,a vehicle can detect the position and movement of other vehicles up to a quarter of a mile away. In a world where vehicles are equipped with a simple antenna, a computer chip and GPS (Global Positioning System) technology your car will know where the other vehicles are, additionally other vehicles will know where you are too — whether it is in blind spots, stopped ahead on the highway but hidden from view, around a blind corner or blocked by other vehicles.The vehicles can anticipate and react to changing driving situations and then instantly warn the drivers with chimes, visual icons and seat vibrations. If the driver doesn’t respond to the alerts, the car can bring itself to a safe stop, avoiding a collision”. Via New Mobilities
Why do I blog this? I think automobiles are a fruitful area for exploring mobile networking for all kinds of scenarios, some of which are described here. I can also think about how collaborative, real-time mapping and waypoint creation, proximity-based networking and maybe even V2V game scenarios would be cool to research.
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