Green light for Ford and its system to “ride the green wave”

The sad string of red lights could become an old memory thanks to the new technology that Ford is developing on board of its cars

Ford is testing the Green Light Optimal Speed Advisory, a technology that uses information on the timing of the traffic light obtained from a data collection unit placed at the side of the road and indicates to the driver the cruising speed to be maintained in order to always meet the green light.

This is a technology that is taking shape in the UK under the name Autodrive. A system that not only has the objective of driving under the sign of the traffic light "pass", but also to offer greater safety in driving. Ford, in fact, in addition to the Green Light Optimal Speed Advisory, is also testing Emergency Electronic Brake Lights technology, an information system that aims to promptly update the driver in the event of a sudden stop by a vehicle in front, even if not visible, helping to show the advantages of connected cars.

Life behind the wheel is tinged with green

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How much of our lives do we spend waiting for the green light to go off? So many, too many! Every year - according to a survey conducted by Ford - motorists spend a total of days waiting at red lights, while technologies similar to this one already allow cyclists in Copenhagen and Amsterdam to avoid red lights. When drivers inevitably run into a red light, the system displays how long they have to wait until the light turns green.

Beware. Stop. Incidente!

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Il conducente riceve tempestivamente informazioni su eventuali incidenti sul percorso fino a una distanza di 500 metri

Ford, a bordo della Ford Mondeo Hybrid, sta sviluppando anche la tecnologia Emergency Electronic Brake Lights, un innovativo sistema che informa tempestivamente l’automobilista in caso di arresto improvviso di un veicolo che precede, anche se non visibile, e di frenare in caso di incidente, fino ad una distanza di 500 metri. Next year, technologies will also be tested that warn the driver when another vehicle is blocking the intersection you are heading towards, when an ambulance, police car or fire truck is approaching, and at the approach of vehicles with the right of way that march close to intersections without traffic signals or traffic lights. These are all technologies that will be tested over the next two years on both public roads and closed circuits in Milton Keynes and Coventry.