Preventing from traffic jams with electronics and connected cars

Honda Motor announced the successful development of the world’s first technology to detect the potential for traffic congestion and determine whether the driving pattern of the vehicle is likely to create traffic jams. It's been developed in conjunction with the Research Center for Advanced Science and Technology at the University of Tokyo.

Rather than providing information to help the driver avoid existing congestion based on current traffic information, the system monitors the acceleration and deceleration patterns of the vehicle to determine whether the driver’s driving pattern is likely to create traffic congestion. Based on this determination, the system provides the driver with appropriate information, including a color-coded display through the on-board terminal, to encourage smooth driving which will help alleviate the intensity of acceleration and deceleration by trailing vehicles, thereby helping to prevent or minimize the occurrence of vehicle congestion.

The test results demonstrated that the system helped increase the average speed by approximately 23% and improved fuel efficiency by approximately 8% of trailing vehicles.

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  1. Good blog to discus about a virtual place to discuss between experts the latest news about automotive electronics, hybrid and electric vehicles, communication linked to mobility. This is the official blog of 2012 CESA congress in Paris.Good work keep it up !!!

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  2. There exists a very interesting site in germany, where people can see the predictions for traffic jams up to 7 days in advance (of course with a certain degree of confiddentiality):
    The site is made in different languages.


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