Russian engineers to teach cars to communicate with traffic police

Saturday, 10 July 2010 17:59

Russian engineers have suggested creating a system of “smart” objects. Researchers say that the internet, digital chips and scanners will help root out car thefts and create “smart” traffic signs and even paper.  The developers promise to give things the ability to communicate data about themselves and their surroundings.
The masterminds of these “smart” objects believe that this system may easily be introduced within several years: it will suffice to equip appliances with special scanners and an internet connection and also to package products with digital chips carrying information.
This invention may be useful in various areas, the inventors say. For example, it may help prevent car thefts: a unique identification number would be assigned to a chip installed in every car and traffic police stations would be equipped with remote scanners capable of reading the data and verifying it with lists of stolen cars.
Remote scanners will also enable the creation of “smart” traffic signs, which will send signals directly to cars driving down the road, the inventors say.
“Light and sound data will be sent to a special information board in the car which will help recognize every traffic sign,” Sergei Panfilov said.

 

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