【城市交通无线预警系统 让车辆和行人更安全】

【城市交通无线预警系统 让车辆和行人更安全】纽约市计划开展“联网汽车”项目,为全市约8000辆汽车,包括出租车、公交车、清洁车等,安装能发射类似Wi-Fi信号的设备,通过路边传感器和智能手机应用程序,进行道路交通信息和周边车辆动向的实时提醒。例如,前方车辆突然停车、前方有红灯或道路施工或者有行人过马路时,该设备会及时提醒司机。政府希望这一试点计划能够减少严重交通事故的发生。

New York City buses and taxis will soon 'talk' to one another via a wireless warning system as part of a campaign to cut road deaths

  • Around 8,000 vehicles will be fitted with special devices that can communicate 
  • They will warn drivers of red lights and the movements of other vehicles
  • It is hoped the pilot programme will keep drivers and pedestrians safer

New York City buses and taxis will soon 'talk' to one another as part of a new project to cut road injuries and deaths in the Big Apple.

Around 8,000 vehicles will be fitted with special devices that can communicate with one another, as well as a system of roadside sensors and smartphone apps.

It is hoped the $25 million (£19 million) pilot programme will keep drivers and pedestrians safe by warning them of other vehicles, traffic lights and roadworks.

Drivers will always remain in control of the vehicle, but flashing warnings that appear on the dashboard device will improve awareness, cutting road deaths.

Around 214 people were killed in traffic accidents in the city last year, almost double that of London, despite both towns boasting populations of around eight million.

New York City buses and taxis will soon 'talk' to one another as part of a new project to cut road injuries and deaths in the Big Apple. Around 8,000 vehicles will be fitted with special devices that can communicate with one another (artist's impression)

New York City buses and taxis will soon 'talk' to one another as part of a new project to cut road injuries and deaths in the Big Apple. Around 8,000 vehicles will be fitted with special devices that can communicate with one another (artist's impression)

The new 'connect car' project is part of New York mayor Bill de Blasio's drive to cut traffic fatalities, a campaign known as Vision Zero.

Devices will be fitted to 6,000 yellow cabs, more than 1,000 buses, 500 city and sanitation vehicles and 400 UPS delivery trucks.

Officials are also installing them into the city's infrastructure, including sensors along 2 miles (3.2 km) of road in Midtown Manhattan, and at a number of traffic light stops.

Connected vehicle devices use short-range signals similar to Wi-Fi to communicate with one another in real-time.

It will alert drivers if a car several vehicles ahead comes to a sudden stop, or if they are approaching a red light.

The devices also connect to smartphone apps, which can then send out warnings to nearby cars if someone is crossing a road.

It is hoped the $25 million (£19 million) pilot programme will keep drivers and pedestrians safe by warning them of other vehicles, traffic lights and roadworks (artist's impression)

Drivers will always remain in control of the vehicle, but flashing warnings that appear on the dashboard device will improve awareness, cutting road deaths

City transportation officials say the technology, which has a range of 1,000 feet (300 metres), would cut many common causes of accidents.

About 70 vehicles are traversing the city using prototype equipment today.

City officials expect to finalise contracts to load the remaining vehicles in coming weeks.

Kaan Ozbay, a researcher at New York University's Tandon School of Engineering, said that other connected technology pilots involved fewer vehicles.

Connected vehicle devices use short-range signals similar to Wi-Fi to communicate with one another in real-time

Connected vehicle devices use short-range signals similar to Wi-Fi to communicate with one another in real-time

'This is probably the largest pilot test so far in the world,' Mr Ozbay, who will analyse some of the city's connected car data, told the Wall Street Journal.

New York City is attempting to cut its traffic road accidents, with 214 people killed in collisions in 2017.

In London, this figure was 116, despite the city housing just half a million people less than New York's 8.6 million residents.

原文链接:https://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-6358221/New-York-City-buses-taxis-soon-talk-one-another.html


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