A week after Ford commenced its test on an advanced level of smart tech on vehicles which could make signals obsolete with the new Vehicle-to-Anything (V2X), Honda has now followed the same footsteps and begun its own testing.
Authorities if Marysville in 2017, mounted four cameras above the traffic lights at one of the intersection as a part of a pilot project with Japanese auto-giant Honda. It was mounted to capture video of vehicles and pedestrians at a range of up to 300 feet.
Selected models of Honda will feature the setup that would virtually see through and around walls and building to help the driver know about any motorists or pedestrians in order to prevent potential crashes.
The technology is inspired by the way humans navigate through crowds of people on foot. We do not stop when we are weaving through a crowd, adjusting our speed and direction slightly to avoid colliding with other people instead.
The IPM system in V2X identifies upcoming traffic intersections and stop lights. The IPM also calculates all of the surrounding cars’ trajectories and projects an optimal speed for each of them to pass through an intersection without colliding or having to stop.
As of today, V2V and V2X are distant dreams for the millions of cars on the road which does not feature these technologies, but future autonomous cars might come with these two techs as standard. In fact, both V2V and V2X have the potential to be the most crucial additions to the list of a driverless car’s feature list.