Victoria trials talking cars
Vehicles that can communicate with the roads might help reduce collisions.
Imagine a time where cars can communicate with each other and with road infrastructure to avoid accidents, improve traffic flow and ease congestion.
That time is fast approaching as a high-tech study, jointly run by Lexus, Telstra, VicRoads and TAC, moves into its on-road testing phase.
The Advanced Connected Vehicles (ACV2) trial involves two Lexus RX450h F Sport SUVs fitted out with specialist equipment designed to warn the driver of potentially dangerous situations.
It uses cellular technology to relay critical safety information between the vehicles and VicRoads’ traffic management infrastructure, such as variable speed signs, traffic lights and intersection camera systems.