Ford offer more road safety with V2V communications
Ford have given further information on one of their most anticipated technologies, one which allows vehicles to communicate between each other to significantly reduce the risk of collision.
Known as vehicle-to-vehicle communications - or V2V, it allows cars to warn others of their presence or of oncoming dangers through wireless signals. This information could then be directed to the driver through dashboard signals so they are offered the appropriate to avoid danger. Should the car be travelling at less than 35mph, V2V can step in with an action that will prevent a crash. It's a fine example of how intelligent vehicles can be, offering an insight into what drivers of future versions of the Ford Focus, Fiesta or other models could benefit from.
V2V could also aid with lane changes, particularly on motorways where a speeding motorist is sitting in your blind spot despite you looking several times. While V2V, of course, will not be able to receive signals from older cars, it is hoped to prove more effective in the future as more people look to purchase new Ford cars.
Unlike autonomous cars which rely on cameras and/or radar systems, the new Ford cars equipped with V2V use only wireless signals between other vehicles and standard GPS location data. It is thought that the dangers can received while going around blind corners and over hills, offering heightened safety where drivers usually have little or no time to prevent a collision.
While it looks to be a while until V2V technology becomes available for domestic use, the advancements are sure to offer a far safer experience for owners of US and UK Ford vehicles in the coming years.