Honda, in partnership with the Research Center for Advanced Science and Technology at the University of Tokyo, has developed technology that can detect the potential for traffic congestion caused by acceleration and braking. Optimally, the system would identify congestion and teach the driver to respond to the road conditions in a way that won’t cause a back up using alerts and displays.
When using the technology, rather than braking when the vehicle ahead brakes, the system would tell the driver how to create more distance between the two vehicles and potentially absorb the slight change in speed.
Test results have shown that such a system could raise the average driving speed by around 23% and improve fuel consumption by 8%. Not only would this a commuter driver some time, it would also save fuel and lower environment emissions.
Honda plans to begin testing the system this month and next and hopes to patent it soon and begin delivering commercially.
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