27 Apr '12, 1am

Honda battles back against traffic congestion: Is it possible to detect traffic congestion and assess whether th...

Honda battles back against traffic congestion: Is it possible to detect traffic congestion and assess whether th...

Is it possible to detect traffic congestion and assess whether the driving pattern of a vehicle can create traffic jams? According to Honda, it is. The Japanese carmaker has developed technology with these capabilities – it recognises how acceleration and deceleration behaviour can influence traffic patterns. Honda worked with the Research Centre for Advanced Science and Technology at the University of Tokyo on a system aimed at detecting the potential for traffic congestion (pictured). The test results showed that the system helped increase average speeds by 23 per cent and improved fuel economy by eight per cent. Now Honda is aiming to test the technology in Italy and Indonesia this summer, with the possibility of bringing the technology to market. Instead of simply providing the driver with information to avoid existing congestion, the system monitors acceleration and d...

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