Honda Uses The Cloud To Prevent Car Collisions

Honda Uses The Cloud To Prevent Car Collisions

The car company plans to equip their cars with communication tools to prevent accidents.

Plus Aziz
  • 3 may 2012
Working alongside the University of Tokyo’s Research Center for Advanced Science, Honda is in the process of developing on-board terminals to connect cars to a cloud-based computing system that optimizes the distance between them, helping drivers maintain a relatively constant driving distance (as per the image below). It does this by detecting the acceleration and deceleration behavior of a car and contextualizes it within the larger pool of cars.
If a car that is equipped with the technology is behind a string of vehicles lead by a car that slams on the breaks, the system would detect this change and communicate to the driver to hang back, even though the sudden stop ahead is not within sight.
The technology has important implications for traffic congestion (as it detects patterns that reveal whether a vehicle is likely to create a traffic jam) and fuel efficiency as well. Their initial research demonstrates that traffic speed was increased by 23% and fuel efficiency by 8%. Honda will be rolling out their cloud system in Italy and Indonesia later this year.

Access this article for free
Fill in your email below and you'll gain access to this article while also receiving a number of membership features as part of a special 30-day trial.
*Already a member? Log in here

Learn About Our Membership Services

Need Research Help?
As a member you can ask us any research questions and get complimentary research assistance with a 4-day turnaround. Reports inclde stats, quotes, and best-inclass examples on research topics.
Remain Informed & Strategic
We publish several trends reports each month. By becoming a member you will have access to over 100 existing reports, plus a growing catalog of deep topical analysis and debrief-style reports so you always remain in the know.
See Trends Come To Life
Meet your peers and immerse yourself in monthly trend and innovation webinars and discounted conferences.
No search results found.