It evaluated seven connected vehicle technologies, some of which could be rolled out almost immediately, while others – as the project’s final report concludes – remain works in progress.
Led by Arup with support from more than a dozen public and private sector partners, the project took place on the public roads (and pavements) of Coventry and Milton Keynes.
In the near- to mid-term – thanks in part to new rules approved by the European Commission this year –connected technology is likely to have a more immediate impact on UK drivers than wholly autonomous vehicles.
The Autodrive Project tested the following technologies:
1. Electronic emergency brake light
Provides a warning when a vehicle ahead suddenly brakes – especially useful when driver is unable to see the lights of the vehicle in front due to weather conditions, road layout or other vehicles in between.
Conclusion: has “strong potential” to reduce road accidents, although more refinementis needed; e.g. in defining the timing of the driver alerts and determing whether the braking vehicle should continue to send warning signals once it has come to a stop.
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