Imagine a vehicle that can’t crash and that works in sync with other vehicles to adjust the traffic flow.
This is possible with sensors that detect surrounding traffic and that can foresee obstacles that lie ahead. Acting as a co-driver, Advanced Driver Assistance Systems will help drivers reduce the risk of mistakes, stay safely in their lanes to avoid lane-change accidents. In start-and-stop queue driving, the systems will even automatically control acceleration, braking and steering. Via wireless communication between vehicles, the systems will help align a series of vehicles into a platoon, thereby ensuring reduced air drag, steady and predictable speed and an increase in fuel efficiency.
These systems are being developed in cooperation with universities and are co-financed by Swedish authorities.