Smart bumpers and automated highways

March 2007
InTech;Mar2007, Vol. 54 Issue 3, p11
The article reports on a paper released by researchers at the School of Electrical and Electronic Engineering in the University of Manchester on the use of smart bumpers on cars traveling on automated or computer-controlled highway systems. In automated highways, information would be beamed to the main computer from transmitters at the side of the road. Also in automated highways, cars would travel in groups or platoons of twenty to increase capacity and reduce congestion. A smart bumper would extend to touch the car in front, in the event of a system failure on the automated highway.


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