Ford "Intelligent Cars" In the Works

 
Saturday, January 29, 2011 - 03:48:04 
 
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It seems that Ford is intent on bringing the concept of car intelligence to an entirely new level.

Farid Ahmed-Zaid, an intelligence vehicles technical expert working for Ford Motors, has stated earlier about the automobile maker's plans to develop "intelligent cars". Primarily geared toward road safety, these cars are also aimed to enhance driving experience and to minimize traffic obstruction. Through this technology, vehicles can communicate with another to avoid accidents or improve traffic flow.
Wireless signals

On Thursday Ford disclosed their development plans during the Washington Auto Show, wherein the company is set to draw on highly-secure wireless signals, thereby enabling vehicles to "talk" with another. Through this technology, Ford is positive that up to 81 percent of road accidents not associated with drunk driving can be circumvented.

Ford, alongside the American Department of Transportation, has organized a consortium aptly termed Crash Avoidance Metrics Partnership or CAMP, wherein global car makers are called together to participate in intelligent vehicle research. Farid Ahmed Zaid who works at the Intelligent Vehicles Technical Division at Ford is also working for this U.S. sponsored association.
The company has already made some solid and significant investments into the technology and is set to reveal a line-up of a few prototypes in the next months.
The technology runs on Wireless signals rather than cellular data, and while the range is expected to be limited initially, it is nevertheless a novel and significant step towards improving built-in car intelligence and efficiency for street safety.

No limits

Although Ford is intent on developing the technology out of their own facilities, this capability will not be limited to Ford vehicles alone. The research after all is sponsored by the United States Department of Transportation, as a way to promote the technology to the rest of the major automobile manufacturers worldwide. Therefore a scenario wherein Fords are communicating with Toyotas and Porsches and Mitsubishis is not really as far fetched as it may first appear.

The Department of Technology is expecting car makers to devise their own respective standards a couple of years from now. Road safety has always been a primary concern not only for consumers and car makers, but also for the government; and in an attempt to improve driving safety and conditions, the development of smart and intuitive technology for vehicles has earned the support of the Department of Transportation. Ford is showing serious interest into the technology by making heavy investments early into the project. In fact, the company is set to organize an internal task force that will take on the responsibility of developing this highly-anticipated technology. This internal task group will be composed of 20 technical experts working within Ford. And if further advancements in technology will crop up in the coming years it won't be possible to road test these smart cars within 10 years.

On the road to better road safety

Technical expert at Ford Farid Ahmed-Zaid says that the most recent company technologies are aimed at improving safety, enhancing driving experience, and reducing traffic congestion. Ahmed-Zaid is involved in developing technologies which will allow Ford cars to utilize wireless systems in communicating with one another and with other car brands.
Through intelligent technology it will be possible for drivers to receive timely alerts if any crash or collision risks are on the horizon allowing them to change lanes as needed or to avert careless motorists on the road.


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