Honda's aims for 'collision-free society' are realised with new tech

Honda has given the public the first taste of how far machine-to-machine (M2M) and driverless car technology has advanced.

The car-manufacturer has demonstrated technology that allows two connected Acura Sedan cars to "talk" to each other enables a "virtual tow" which allows one car to drive with no-one behind the wheel, directed by the other.

Honda said that "virtual tow" was designed to allow drivers on the roads to assist each other when breakdowns occur.

The demonstration, which took place at the Intelligent Transportation Society of America (ITS) world congress in Detroit, showed how car manufacturers like Honda are merging the Internet of Things [IoT] and automated car engineering in novel ways, through partnerships with developers and third parties.

Although the Acura Sedan models are protoypes, Honda said that features like automated lane change and lane hazard information technologies will be in cars for 2015.

Camera, hazard and automated lane-changing tech

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