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Autonomous traffic warning system with Car-to-X communication

: Jiru, Josef

ERCIM News (2013), No.4, 2 pp.
ISSN: 0926-4981
Journal Article
Fraunhofer ESK ()
Car-to-x; Car2X; Verkehrssicherheit; Verkehrswarnsystem; Sensorik; Road Side Unit; RSU

Of the 2.36 million traffic accidents recorded in Germany in 2011, traffic congestion and tailgating caused the most injuries. Because they are usually positioned at one to two kilometer intervals, conventional traffic control systems do not adequately warn drivers of sudden danger situations. When positioned between the systems, drivers must rely solely on their own perception of the situation. To address this issue, Fraunhofer ESK is working with Ruetz Technologies and Transver to develop an autonomous traffic warning and information platform that can more quickly detect critical situations and provide precise local warnings through finer granularity.