New Honda Technology Allows Vehicles to See Around Walls! Responding to a statistic that shows roughly 40% of all collisions 20% of the nearly 35,000 traffic deaths that occur each year in the U.S. occur at intersections, Honda recently demonstrated its new “Smart Intersection” technology. This vehicle-to-everything (V2X) technology was developed in partnership with the City of Marysville as part of the 33 Smart Mobility Corridor pilot project, which seeks to address the limitations of on-board vehicle sensors in addressing traffic collisions at roadway intersections.
“Honda believes that V2X technology is an essential component of a smarter and safer transportation ecosystem and can play a role in our dream for a zero-collision society,” said Ted Klaus, vice president of strategic research at Honda R&D Americas, Inc. “By partnering with the City of Marysville and the State of Ohio, we believe this research will give us a better understanding of how V2X technologies can be further advanced and most effectively deployed for the benefit of all road users.”
The “Smart Intersection” technology allows cars to virtually see around and through walls and buildings in nearly all weather conditions through object recognition software that works in conjunction with intersection-mounted cameras and V2X communications.
“Research underway in Marysville and along the U.S. 33 Smart Mobility Corridor holds great promise in advancing world-changing transportation technologies and is the 21st century version of Huffman Prairie where the Wright Brothers made their early aviation discoveries,” said Governor John R. Kasich. “With the help of strong public- and private-sector partners, and our unmatched Transportation Research Center, Ohio is aggressively working to maintain its leadership role for developing vehicles and smart technologies of the future.”