Many auto manufacturers are working on Global Positioning Systems that will allow drivers to avoid backed up areas of a city in their commutes by analyzing data and making an educated guess. The Big H, however, isn't like other manufacturers. Rather than just making adjustments to travel routes, Honda is taking things a step beyond by teaming with the Research Center for Advanced Science & Technology at the University of Tokyo to develop a new system that aims to prevent traffic jams from happening all together.
Well, maybe not end them entirely. After all, that would require decongesting large parts of the city all at once. Instead, this new system simply opts to help the traffic in congested areas flow better by instructing drivers on the best accelerating, decelerating, and braking habits based on the movement of traffic around them.
And how can this new system know to make such instructions? Simply put, Honda and the RCAST at the University of Tokyo have designed the new system to monitor the movement of surrounding vehicles and upload the recorded data to a cloud-based server for analysis. From there, a color-coded display in the vehicle will turn one of three colors in order to instruct the driver to accelerate, decelerate, or brake entirely. Or, if a driver really wants to maximize the efficiency of the new system, they can activate their vehicle's Adaptive Cruise Control, which is designed to interface with it smoothly.
While it might seem like an overly-zealous plan at a glance, Honda and Research Center for Advanced Science and Technology at the University of Tokyo are already prepared to test it in two unique automotive markets later this month: Italy and Indonesia.
That said, DCH Honda of Temecula, invites you to stay tuned for more updates on this exciting new system. And for more information on the new Honda models that are currently available for a test drive, be sure to contact us today.