On Wednesday, March 24, the European Commission has launched a test in a real car communicating around the airport Amsterdam. These vehicles have the ability to communicate in order to coordinate, improve road safety but also reduce consumption fuel. The communication occurs between vehicles, as well as various road lights, signs, or facilities management.
The major advantage of this technology is the ability to prevent accidents traffic. Imagine a crash in a bend on a highway. Without this technology, drivers arrive following a speed of 130 km / h and high risk of offending the car rugged. With this technology, in second following the accident, the crashed car may be able to inform the road situation, which in turn will distribute information on the light panels. The approaching car is well aware of the situation, and its speed will be reduced automatically if the driver does not respond to this alert. During this time Latter vehicle disseminates information to the next car, and so on.
Three projects related to ICT (Information and Communication) for transport have been co-financed height 52 million euros by the European Commission, integrating the three systems studied: a system for locating vehicles in motion, vehicle to vehicle communication (V2V) and vehicle to road infrastructure (V2I). These projects, COOPERS, CVIS and SAFESPOT were presented in Amsterdam at the Cooperative Mobility Showcase 2010 conference held from March 23 to 26.
Volvo, Daimler or work on these technologies. But before these systems are placed on the market, it remains to establish common standards between the motorway companies, equipment suppliers and carmakers. The finalization, both legal and technical, is expected for 2013. This system of cooperative mobility will not be introduced on the market before 2015.