Future Crash Avoidance Technologies

V2V

Cars equipped with vehicle-to-vehicle (V2V) technology can detect the position and movement of other vehicles around them. They anticipate where other vehicles are, up to some distance away, and can react to potentially hazardous driving situations (blind corners, for example) by warning drivers with chimes, visual icons and seat vibrations.

V2I

Communications between vehicle and infrastructure could include speed limit and curve speed warnings, turn assistance, low bridge and traffic signal violation warnings, alternative route advice.

Adaptive Cruise Control

Takes cruise control to a new level by calculating distance to an object or another vehicle and slowing automatically. Can also decide whether a vehicle behind is approaching too fast and may crash into you. To avoid collision, the car may automatically speed up if it's safe to do so.

Drowsy Driver Detection

If your car begins to veer out of freeway lane, the system senses you're beginning to drowse and will take action either by alerting you in some way or by correcting and keeping in lane.

Lane Departure

Assists in lane changing scenarios and can be used for a range of things. One is blind spot detection - if you attempt to change lanes and there's a car in your blind spot, the system alerts you by perhaps an audible warning or flashing light.

Object Recognition

The car can automatically detect objects such as speed signs, traffic lights and poles and helps the driver make decisions to avoid accidents.