Ford Tests Connected Vehicle Technology

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New technology can warn drivers of accidents ahead, and urge them to get out of the way of first responders.

Ford is working with Vodafone on a new technology that can automatically warn drivers of accidents ahead—moments after it happens—as well as show them which side of the road they should be on in order to move out of the way of arriving emergency vehicles

The system is designed to create an “emergency corridor” along which fire engines, ambulances and police vehicles can reach their destinations more quickly.

“The digital revolution is bringing new forms of mobility which may help save lives on our roads,” said Hannes Ametsreiter, CEO, Vodafone Germany. “When cars communicate with each other, our rescue teams get a clear path forwards, so they can provide the right help at the right time, in situations when every second counts.”

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