New tech detects slippery roads to make driving on ice safer
Various vehicle terminal devices can be used to join the system, as long as they have sufficient capacity to carry out the slipperiness detection calculations, have a link to the vehicle's data bus, are equipped with a location tracking system and are able to connect to the background system, researchers said in a statement. Information on the level of slipperiness can be transmitted to drivers by means of warning lights, voice signals, text or symbols, according to the possibilities offered by the terminal As well as through vehicle terminal devices, thisinformation can be utilised via many other communication channels, such as smart phones, the national media, weather forecasts or roadside signs. The system fits all cars and negotiations to commercialise the system are under way.
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