Knowledge is Life
You are on a highway, approaching towards the place of an accident that happened just a minute ago. You have no chance but to rush towards the end of the resulting traffic jam and depend on your reaction when the end of the congestion suddenly appears.
You have no chance because you cannot know!
You are on a highway, approaching towards the place of an accident that happened just a minute ago.
This time you know!
Your electronic assistant has already informed you about the impending situation and to slow down the car long before the danger comes into sight. The information has been transmitted to you by oncoming cars and the location of the traffic jam was forwarded from car to car through the traffic in front of you. Hence, an alternative route can be immediately calculated in order to safe you and others from delays and stress.
Your car being able to wirelessly communicate with its environment ensures safety and comfort for you and others while on the road.
Beyond the reduction of traffic risks, many other applications become possible: Imagine e.g. using a "drive through check in counter" at the airport, forwarding travel info or music to your car from your living room PC or receiving a modified itinerary from your company at the petrol station to save time and energy.
In order to improve driving safety, traffic organisation and easy hotspot connections, six European car manufacturers founded the CAR 2 CAR Communication Consortium. Its goal is to create a European industrial standard for future communicating cars spanning all brands.