In heavy traffic, one of the more common traffic accidents comprise of low-speed rear-end collisions, and most of the time, these happen to be attributed to a driver who does not have fast enough reflexes to step on the brakes compared to the ride in front of them – or the car that one is driving does not have enough stopping power in its brakes compared to the vehicle in front. Ford has come up with a spanking new system that will feature a wireless system. This wireless system flashes a warning on your dash whenever the traffic ahead starts to slow down.
Recently, Ford tested their Electronic Brake Light in Germany, where 20 specially equipped Ford S-Max minivans took part in the demonstration, and tests then showed that the system had the potential to help improve safety levels on the road, even with Ford’s vice president of Research and Innovation Paul Mascarenas touting that “car-to-car … communications represents one of the next major advancements in vehicle safety.” Of course, it remains to be seen whether this kind of wireless dash warning light will be able to be implemented across the board in due time, as it will certainly take some wiggling around between vehicle manufacturers to agree on the right standards.
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