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Ford Tests High-Tech “Brake Light” That Communicates With Car Behind

Ford Tests High-Tech “Brake Light” That Communicates With Car Behind

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• Ford tests early warning car-to-car communication feature that alerts drivers to vehicles braking ahead – even around corners and through traffic • Experimental technology called “Electronic Brake Light” transmits a wireless signal to illuminate a dashboard light on following vehicles • The technology is among 20 systems Ford tested for Safe Intelligent Mobility – Testfield Germany (simTD); the joint industry research project finds intelligent transport systems could reduce congestion and potentially improve safety • Specially-equipped Ford S-MAX models were used to test the technologies for simTD; Ford also tested Obstacle Warning, which alerts drivers to objects on the road, and Traffic Sign Assistant, which provides up-to-date in...