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Ford car takes control of steering to avoid collisions

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Posted in Software on 10th Oct, 2013 01:44 AM by AlexMuller

 A car that takes control of the steering wheel when it detects the risk of a collision is being tested at a research facility in Germany. Ford said the Obstacle Avoidance system first warned the driver of danger and then took charge if they did not react.

 
The firm said the equipment had been fitted to one of its Focus-branded vehicles as part of a project involving other carmakers and suppliers.
 
One analyst said it was a staging post on the route to "driverless cars".
 
The system scans up to 200m (650ft) ahead by using three radars, a number of ultrasonic sensors and a camera, which are all installed in the vehicle. An additional built-in display shows a warning sign and sounds a chime. Then, if necessary, it applies the brakes, scans for a gap in the road ahead, and steers to avoid a crash.
 
"You're driving down the road and a pedestrian or something comes out from either side of your vehicle from your peripheral vision where you don't have a good look at it," said Bard Samardzich, vice-president of product development at Ford's European division.
 
"Obstacle Avoidance can sense that the pedestrian or that object is coming across the front of your vehicle. If it doesn't sense you responding accordingly in your vehicle by braking or manoeuvring, it will take over."


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Author: Guest
Posted: 2013-10-10
+4
Congratulations to the Ford company. I am not a lover of driverless cars but this option sounds like it would be a good one. Reply
Author: Guest
Posted: 2013-10-10
+4
I think that this will be a good option because it scans up to 200m (650ft) ahead by using three radars, a number of ultrasonic sensors and a camera, which are all installed in the vehicle. But I bet it wont be cheap/. Reply
Author: Guest
Posted: 2013-10-10
+3
Apparently this is the first step for Ford for the development of a self driving car. Reply
Author: Guest
Posted: 2013-10-10
+3
The Obstacle Avoidance seems to be a good thing, there are a few cars such as Infinity's that already have this. Reply
Author: Guest
Posted: 2013-10-25
+0
lpDQm7 I really like and appreciate your blog. Really Cool. Reply
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Posted: 2013-10-25
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TfZQse Fantastic blog post.Really looking forward to read more. Great. Reply
Author: Guest
Posted: 2016-05-06
+0
Back in school, I'm doing so much leinarng. Reply


 

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