Ford unveils a new range of specialized car-to-car WiFi networks for easier and more intuitive traffic navigation.
At the Washington Auto Show, leading car manufacturer Ford unveiled a a new range of specialized car-to-car WiFi networks intended to allow cars to automatically negotiate following distances and lane-changes in an effort to avoid potential traffic hazards. According to Ford, the technology works over a dedicated short-range WiFi system on a secure channel allocated by the Federal Communications Commission, allowing 360-degree traffic coverage even without direct line of sight. This includes predicting collision courses with unseen vehicles, seeing sudden stops, and spotting traffic pattern changes.
[via Richard Banks]