Connected Vehicle Technology for Safety

Connected Vehicle Technology for Safety


[ MUSIC ] CONNECTED VEHICLES CAN IMPROVE
ROAD SAFETY BY PROVIDING DRIVERS WITH 360-DEGREE AWARENESS OF SIMILARLY EQUIPPED VEHICLES WITHIN A RANGE OF
APPROXIMATELY 300 METERS. THIS SECURE SYSTEM KEEPS
PERSONAL INFORMATION ANONYMOUS AND DOES NOT TRACK
YOUR VEHICLE. DRIVERS WILL RECEIVE WARNINGS
THAT INFORM THEM OF POTENTIAL HAZARDS THROUGH A VISUAL
DISPLAY, SEAT VIBRATION OR TONE. THESE ARE ONLY WARNINGS. THE DRIVER REMAINS IN CONTROL
OF THE VEHICLE AT ALL TIMES. THESE WARNINGS CAN HELP
DRIVERS RESPOND QUICKLY TO AVOID POTENTIAL CRASHES. FOR EXAMPLE, THE INTERSECTION
MOVEMENT ASSIST APPLICATION WARNS DRIVERS WHEN IT’S UNSAFE
TO ENTER AN INTERSECTION. THE “DO NOT PASS” APPLICATION
WARNS DRIVERS WHEN IT IS NOT SAFE TO PASS A
SLOWER MOVING VEHICLE. THE EMERGENCY ELECTRONIC BRAKE
LIGHT APPLICATION NOTIFIES THE DRIVER WHEN AN OUT-OF-SIGHT
VEHICLE SEVERAL CARS AHEAD IS BRAKING. AND IMAGINE THE VALUE OF THIS
BLIND SPOT MORNING APPLICATION WHICH LETS THIS COMMERCIAL
DRIVER VIRTUALLY SEE WHAT’S HAPPENING IN
HIS OR HER BLIND SPOT. CONNECTED VEHICLES CAN
COMMUNICATE WITH SMART ROAD INFRASTRUCTURE LIKE RAIL GRADE
CROSSINGS TO ALERT DRIVERS WHEN A TRAIN IS COMING EVEN
IF THE DRIVER CANNOT SEE OR HEAR THE
APPROACHING TRAIN. CONNECTED VEHICLES–
IMAGINE THE POSSIBILITIES.