As latest technologies sweeps through the automobile industry, Honda has taken it up several notches with a new system that would allow cars to see through buildings and around buildings. It is a major step forward towards zero-collision society.
Honda has a different term for it however. It calls it the “smart intersection” technology. This means its new technology would ensure cars steer clear of collisions by enabling the connected vehicles to sense approaching vehicles or pedestrians behind buildings and other obstructions. This would prevent the well informed cars from bumping into them.
The carmaker revealed that in a pilot project. It has partnered with City of Marysville, Ohio for it. Honda’s technology offers viewers a look at an actual world environment to enable others to see for themselves how a smart intersection works.
The overall aim of the technology is to reduce collision occurring at traffic intersections. It is said that around 20 percent of the overall traffic-related deaths numbering to 35000 in the U.S. every year occur at the intersections. It enables to address the traffic collisions at intersections in roadways.
As per an Honda engineer, the crux of the technology is to be able to see things normally hidden from view. This is brought about by the wide field of view of the camera. Those allow to see through buildings.
Honda placed four cameras above traffic lights at every corner of an intersection in the downtown. These could capture a view of the pedestrians and traffic for almost 300 feet in every direction. The software also generated a 360-degree image of the intersection and moving objects therein.