If you are a driving instructor, you will most probably, at one point or another, have sat in a car with your foot on the brakes constantly simply because the person you are trying to teach failed to tell the difference between the accelerator and the brake while on the road. Well, perhaps there is a way that will be able to teach new drivers in a safe and controlled environment, and that is by using a driving simulator. This HMI (human-machine interface) setup hails from the German Aerospace Center (DLR), and theoretically should see traffic lights communicate with the vehicle, offering the driver speed recommendations over an assistance system, in order for the driver to pass through as many green lights as possible at all times – safely, too. Of course, this does not mean newbie drivers should rely on a computer to inform them on what to do – they still need to use the world’s most powerful computer, that is, their brain, in making judgment calls each time they are on the road.

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