Playing a blinder for telematics

November 2005
Engineer (00137758);11/28/2005, Vol. 293 Issue 7689, p6
The article reports that General Motors Corp. in the US. has demonstrated an advanced low-cost telematics system that enables cars to precisely track the position and movement of other vehicles. The prototype vehicle-to- vehicle system employs a transponder coupled with a car's global positioning system to send and receive information on its own position and that of other vehicles. The system has an accuracy up to within three centimeters and can spot cars that are both centimeters away in a driver's blind spot, or stopped and hidden from view up to a quarter of a mile down the road.


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