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Updated: 03/25/2014 23:18 | By Channel NewsAsia

A*STAR develops system to help car drivers navigate junctions safely

A*STAR develops system to help car drivers navigate junctions safely


A*STAR develops system to help car drivers navigate junctions safely

SINGAPORE: Researchers at A*STAR have developed a system to help car drivers navigate junctions safely by voicing out cautions.

The system in the car will get signals from sensors installed at junctions that will inform drivers of any approaching pedestrian or vehicle.

A*STAR’s Institute for Infocomm Research (I2R) said the system can detect the speed of all vehicles at the traffic junction and warn drivers of impending collision.

It is now on a year-long trial -- from February 2014 to end-2014 -- to study the feasibility of using advanced technology to enhance traffic junction safety.

Currently, only a pair of sensors is installed along Jurong East Ave 1 and Toh Guan Road.

Dr Jaya Shankar P, programme head of intelligent transport systems at I2R, said: "This system can potentially go into the next generation in-vehicle unit. The next generation systems, based on connected vehicles that allow car-to-car and car-to-infrastructure communications, would be fitted with the appropriate radios and even screens for drivers to view, and we believe that this would actually benefit the drivers and could be potentially fitted into this system." - CNA/gn

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