Wednesday, February 01, 2006

The driver presets the cruise control at whatever speed he or she thinks appropriate -- at 70 miles per hour, for example. "If a car pulls into the sp


Honda UK has launched a car that can drive itself on motorways and dual-carriageways, the British equivalent of freeways.
When it is in self-drive mode, the new Honda Accord ADAS automatically accelerates and decelerates, and can steer around bends. However, its Advanced Driver Assist System (ADAS) self-drive technology only works on motorways and dual-carriageways.
While this might sound like the kind of technology we've all been waiting for, giving weary drivers the ability on long trips to get in the back seat to catch some shut-eye, Graham Avent, a spokesperson for Honda UK, said that, when the ADAS system is switched on, drivers cannot simply ignore what's happening.
"They can't climb in to the back of the car and go to sleep," he said. "It is very important to get the message across that this technology does not replace the driver."

4 Comments:

Blogger Abi said...

see, leave it to Honda. :D very interesting....

Wednesday, 01 February, 2006  
Blogger LittleWilky said...

I can barely control my car as it is, why would I want to give it a mind of it's own? Nope, Nope. Don't like it.

Wednesday, 01 February, 2006  
Blogger banjodude said...

I'm with you on that...

Friday, 03 February, 2006  
Blogger banjodude said...

hmmm, the title screwed up...

Friday, 03 February, 2006  

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