Talking vehicles make driving cooperative

Tapani Mäkinen, Pirkko Rämä

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    The concept of cooperative driving goes back to the idea of automated highways. The first ever proposal for an automated highway system, presented by General Motors in the 1960s, was based on the idea of car front wheels being automatically positioned in response to signals picked up by tuned coils mounted on the front of the car. Today, cooperative driving is all about foresighted driving - the early detection of hazards and the timely provision of information to support the driver. This is achieved by communication-based systems that extend the driver's horizon beyond their field of view and warn of incidents and adverse conditions ahead, leading to higher situational awareness. The aim is to contribute to safe and efficient mobility by enabling drivers to slow down early enough and by increasing the headway distance between vehicles.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationResearch highlights in safety and security
    Place of PublicationEspoo
    PublisherVTT Technical Research Centre of Finland
    ISBN (Electronic)978-951-38-8130-6
    ISBN (Print)978-951-38-8129-0
    Publication statusPublished - 2013
    MoE publication typeD2 Article in professional manuals or guides or professional information systems or text book material

    Publication series

    SeriesVTT Research Highlights


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