Honda “Smart Intersection” Pedestrian and Traffic Monitoring Technology
According to statistics, nearly 20% of average U.S. traffic deaths a year, which amounts to around 7,000, happen at intersections. In a move to help reduce this tragic number, Honda has begun the development of “Smart Intersection” technology and has successfully put it into practice with testing in Marysville, Ohio.
What is Honda “Smart Intersection” Technology?
Although safety technology has obviously come a long way over the past few decades, it should be recognized that some pieces of technology are inherently limited in their design. Honda “Smart Intersection” aims to address these problems and limitations through technology communication and collaboration. “Smart Intersection” technology expands the use of and creates links between cameras and sensors to allow vehicles the ability to see through and around buildings, walls, weather, and more to detect pedestrians, vehicles, and other significant objects in the area.
How Does Honda “Smart Intersection” Technology Work?
This collaboration between cameras and sensors we mentioned above is dubbed by Honda as V2X technologies and communications. This is done by mounting 4 cameras at a standard, 4-way intersection. These cameras capture a bird’s-eye view video of the surrounding area.
Captured in real time, this information is transmitted to all vehicles in the area, received by their onboard computers. The onboard computers of the vehicles decode the information and provide visual and/or audio alerts to the driver if they are in danger of colliding with anything during their path crossing through the intersection.
For a far clearer and simpler explanation than we can give, please enjoy this video overview of “Smart Intersection” technology created by Honda.
Honda “Smart Intersection” Video Explanation
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