“Hey, How You Doin’ …?” Honda ITS Lets Cars/Motorcycles Talk

pygmalion05 —  November 29, 2012 — Leave a comment

When communication between vehicles gets to be commonplace, the group that will be breathing the biggest sigh of relief may be motorcyclists.

Honda has been working on an electronic beacon that can alert drivers to an approaching motorcycle before it’s even in view.

The Intelligent Transport Systems (ITS) allows cars and motorcycles to communicate between each other in addition to receiving information from roadside ITS stations. The standardized data exchange message, which is sent between the networked vehicles, contains an identifier for motorcycles, so they can then take the necessary precautions.

Besides warning cars that a motorcycle is in the area, other merits of Honda’s safety device is its ability to communicate with roadside ITS stations — which will provide notifications on hazards like road work, broken-down vehicles, or weather warnings.

It can also warn of traffic jams and provide useful data like “green light optimal speed” to help avoid catching red lights and keep traffic flowing.

Read full coverage on the Honda ITS from Motorcycle-USA.com below here:

Honda ITS Lets Cars/Motorcycles Communicate

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