SAN FRANCISCO: Intel has revealed details of its research project called Connected Vehicle Safety, carried out between the chip maker and National Taiwan University to study communication between vehicles.
At the yearly [email protected] Day in San Francisco, the partners showed off two scooters that communicate with esch other.
Instead of using radio communication, the tail light is modulated and a receiver is mounted under the handlebars allowing a vehicle to send information not only to the following vehicles, but also to vehicles on the right and left.
The current implementation, which is part of a research project, uses a laptop to modulate the tail light and a smartphone connected to another laptop to show messages. While laptops are not very practical on scooters, the future will allow Intel to shrink the design to a palm-sized microcontroller, according to the company.
By using individually modulated tail lights, the receiver will be able to track the angle and distance to other vehicles.
Both laptops were running GNU radio and Universal Software Radio Peripheral (USRP). During the show, Intel also showed off an advanced headlight that uses modulated beams to minimise the glare from rain and snow.
Written by Mads Ølholm
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