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Intelligent Road System to Boost Traffic Safety

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posted on Aug, 19 2006 @ 05:53 PM
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Japan’s National Police Agency is moving forward with plans to
introduce a road safety system that alerts drivers to potential
hazards through audio and visual notifications on in-vehicle
navigation systems.
With testing scheduled to begin in Tokyo this year, the system
is expected to be rolled out in 2008 after the test results are
verified.

The system, developed by the Universal Traffic Management
Society of Japan (UTMS), is known as the Driving Safety Support
System (DSSS).
The system relies on networks of two-way communication devices
called infrared beacons installed at a height of 5.5 meters above
roadways, particularly in accident-prone areas.
These infrared beacons detect the presence of vehicles and
pedestrians in hard-to-see locations and communicate this
information to drivers through their in-vehicle navigation systems.

As many as 20 different subsystems, each designed to prevent a
specific type of accident (rear-end collisions, head-on collisions,
right-turn collisions, etc.), are being studied. Of these subsystems,
5 are expected to be rolled out in 2008 and are being tested in Tokyo
including one that alerts drivers to the presence of pedestrians when
turning left through intersections, one for highways that provides
information about merging traffic, and one that provides information
about traffic snarl-ups to prevent rear-end collisions.


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I definately think this is a great technology, and once it's developed all
cars should have to mandatorily have it.

Even though this technology will make its debut in Japan, I think this will
definately catch on in alot fo the rest of the world, especially Western
Europe and the metropilitan areas of America.


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posted on Aug, 21 2006 @ 03:00 PM
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I definately think this is a great technology, and once it's developed all
cars should have to mandatorily have it.

Even though this technology will make its debut in Japan, I think this will
definately catch on in alot fo the rest of the world, especially Western
Europe and the metropilitan areas of America.


Comments, Opinions?


I do not think it should be mandatory. Like most technology, people will get used to something like this and stop actually using their own senses to be alert for potential problems. What if there was a power outage, or this system broke down? People used to relying on it for information might not be as alert.

No amount of technology can replace common sense and defensive driving.



posted on Aug, 21 2006 @ 03:08 PM
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Originally posted by Skadi_the_Evil_Elf



I definately think this is a great technology, and once it's developed all
cars should have to mandatorily have it.

Even though this technology will make its debut in Japan, I think this will
definately catch on in alot fo the rest of the world, especially Western
Europe and the metropilitan areas of America.


Comments, Opinions?


I do not think it should be mandatory. Like most technology, people will get used to something like this and stop actually using their own senses to be alert for potential problems. What if there was a power outage, or this system broke down? People used to relying on it for information might not be as alert.

No amount of technology can replace common sense and defensive driving.


Well from what I understand from the textual information and the
diagram on/in the link, it's not so much to make it where you don't
have to pay as much attention to safe driving, rather it's to help
prevent the kind of accidnets that are no ones fault, that being like
you go to turn and neither you or the other car can see eachother,
and you both can turn, and you crash.



 
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