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Intel and the National Taiwan University are working on 'talking' tail lights for vehicles

'Talking' tail lights could be the future of vehicles, Intel is helping out with the tech

| Technology in Vehicles News | Posted: Jun 26, 2013 12:25 pm

There's a collaboration project between chipmaker Intel and the National Taiwan University, which could lead to smarter headlights for vehicles that could guide you out of a rainstorm, or communicate between vehicles.

 

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The technology would be capable of knowing what other vehicles around you are up to, whether they're speeding or about to take a turn, or brake, by receiving data from their tail lights. When certain data is received - such as a vehicle ahead of you braking heavily - your car will automatically slow down or accelerate automatically, without you doing a thing.

 

There's always the option to manually override this, for those who like to stay in control. Engadget went hands-on with a concept event at a Research @ Intel event in San Francisco where a couple of scooters were used for an example. Read more at the source if you're interested in checking out the video, too.

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