Wednesday 20 September 2017

Brake lights you can 'see' around the corner

The experimental
The experimental "Electronic Brake Light" is currently being tested.

A BRAKE light that can be 'seen' around corners has been tested.

It is one of 20 technologies tested as part of a four- year joint industry research project.

The experimental "Electronic Brake Light" transmits a wireless signal in emergency braking situations to illuminate a dashboard light in cars following behind.

The study found it could help drivers to brake earlier and possibly lower the chance of, or avoid, a collision.

Researchers tried it with 500 test drivers in 120 vehicles, and logged more than 41,000 hours and almost a million miles on public roads and an enclosed test track in Germany.

Ford used specially equipped Ford S-MAX models.

Irish Independent

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