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Connected cars ‘could improve driver and pedestrian safety’

Connected cars ‘could improve driver and pedestrian safety’

Connected cars ‘could improve driver and pedestrian safety’

Posted: 11/02/2020

Safety should always be a top priority for motorists, so the advent of new technology that could help to reduce the likelihood of accidents is always to be applauded.

Now, a new system is in development by Hyundai and its partners that could enable vehicles to communicate more closely with each other and alert the driver to potential hazards coming up on the road.

Communication is key to improved safety

The system works by transmitting a signal from a built-in microchip to all other connected vehicles nearby. It transmits the speed, direction and location of each vehicle up to ten times per second to give a more accurate depiction of travel conditions.

Should a connected vehicle be forced to make a sudden manoeuvre, all other drivers in the vicinity receive a dashboard warning, allowing them to take early action.