Ford Working on Technology to Eliminate Traffic Lights


December 21, 2018

UNITED STATES – According to an online news report from motorauthority.com, automaker Ford is working on technology that could eliminate the need for traffic lights in the future.*

Ford has been working on communications technology called “vehicle-to-vehicle” or “V2X,” which allows vehicles on the road to send information to each other. The car manufacturer thinks that development of this technology could mean a world without traffic lights. Ford is going to launch a trial Intersection Priority Management (IPM) system in the United Kingdom that will test the V2X technology. 

The technology is developed in a way similar to how people navigate through a large crowd. People don’t stop and wait for their turn in a crowd, they adjust speed and maneuver around to get through the crowd without bumping into anyone. Through receipt of information about other cars’ positions, speeds, and directions around an intersection, Ford believes cars can use V2X to move through intersections without stopping. 

It seems a far-off concept right now because every car on the road would need to have V2X capabilities in order for the traffic lights to come down. But Ford says the technology could find a good home in autonomous cars. In the future, humans could be riding around in self-driving cars, and the only time they will stop is to get out at their destinations. 

IPM is part of the U.K. Autodrive program, which is government funded. The program has been reviewing and testing new car technologies and is about to wrap up. Ford has been working with the program to develop new safety technology for cars. 

Put Our Law Firm's Over 34 Years Of Legal Experience To Work For Your Case!

If you have been injured in any type of accident caused by someone else’s negligence, call Montlick & Associates, Attorneys at Law for your free consultation today. Montlick & Associates, Attorneys at Law has been representing those who suffer serious injuries throughout all of Georgiaand in the Southeast for over thirty-four years, including but not limited to Albany, Athens, Atlanta, Augusta, Columbus, Gainesville, Macon, Marietta, Rome, Roswell, Savannah, Smyrna, Valdosta, Warner Robins and all smaller cities and rural areas in the state.

No matter where you are located our attorneys are just a phone call away, and we will even come to you. Call us 24 hours day/7 days a week for your Free Consultation at 1-800-LAW-NEED (1-800-529-6333). You can also visit us online at www.montlick.com and use our Free Case Evaluation Form or 24-hour live chat. 

Montlick & Associates, Attorneys at Law

17 Executive Park Dr NE
Atlanta, GA 30329
Telephone: 1 (800) LAW-NEED
Telephone: 1 (404) 529-6333

Source:https://www.motorauthority.com/news/1119315_ford-proposes-a-future-without-traffic-lights

Category: Auto Accidents

Please Note:
Many of our blog articles discuss the law. All information provided about the law is very general in nature and should not be relied upon as legal advice. Every situation is different, and should be analyzed by a lawyer who can provide individualized advice based on the facts involved in your unique situation, and a consideration of all of the nuances of the statutes and case law that apply at the time.