Is this the end of SMIDSY?

SMIDSY

Published on 18 August 2015 by Gill

Will collision danger detection technology stop those “Sorry mate, I didn’t see you” moments?

We’ve all had near misses, but imagine if cars knew we were there?

For the last few years, Audi, Ford, Honda and other motor companies have been developing a ground-breaking technology –along with the National Highway Transportation Safety Administration, also known as the NHTSA – called Vehicle to Vehicle communication.

This technological advancement causes a wireless signal to be sent out to other drivers on the road when the chance of a collision is detected, prompting them to brake.

A device such as this can be used with cars, bikes, motorcycles, pedestrians or anyone else, and could have a very positive impact on the safety of those out and about.

Check out this video  to see how it works:

 

 

PROs

  • Field Tested – designed for the busy roads with minimal complications
  • Battle Tested – used in the majority of light vehicles
  • High Speed – support from cryptographic hardware to allow for great security and performance.
  • Compatible – allows for the continued use of other on board equipment.

CONs

  • Hackers – would this allow for access to traffic control?
  • Out of Date – what if it isn’t compatible with the older types of vehicles?
  • Sluggish – built in computers for models older than 2016 may not be as fast.

Regardless of the number of wheels you have, you no longer need to be in the blind spot.

 

User Comments:

“This article is spot on, the time for V2V (vehicle to vehicle) is now, not 5 – 10 years down the road” – gudguy1, 2015

“I can imagine quite a bit of mayhem to be had from this by just throwing them around – no hacking skill needed.” – mahonj, 2015