Honda Tests Out Smart Intersection Technology
Earlier this year, Honda began testing out its new smart intersection technology at an intersection in Marysville, Ohio, where the automaker has a plant. This technology is just the latest in Honda’s (and other automakers’) push to create a world in which there are zero automotive collisions, injuries, or deaths.
During a demo of the technology, a Honda Pilot was able to alert the driver as it approached an intersection that another vehicle was running a red light, that an unseen ambulance was going to speed through the intersection, and that a pedestrian that the driver could not see would be crossing where the Pilot intended to turn.
This technology is an important distinction from the self-driving tech that Honda and other automakers have been testing out. This smart intersection technology relies on the Pilot’s heads-up display (HUD) but also relies on infrastructure built into the intersection in Marysville. The cameras placed at the intersection communicate with the technology inside the Pilot.
Honda believes that the key to a zero-collision world is not self-driving vehicle technology alone. It will also depend on enhanced infrastructure, like this very intersection. For now, Honda is testing it out in 20 pilot vehicles (pilot Pilots, we can’t skip the joke), but the tests will expand eventually to several hundred vehicles.
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