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Posted by on May 31, 2013 in Automotive, Consumer Electronics, Smart Devices, Telecom, Wireless | 0 comments

Telecom and Road Safety

Telecom and Road Safety

Road traffic safety is a global concern not only for public health and injury prevention but also to improve efficiencies in traffic management. As per the 2011 report by the World Health Organization (WHO), nearly 1.3 million people die and 50 million are injured as a result of road traffic crashes every year. Road traffic injuries affect all age groups, but their impact is particularly striking among the young – they are the leading cause of death worldwide among those aged 15–29 years. The report also points out to the trends suggesting that between now and 2030, road traffic injuries will rise from being the ninth leading cause of death globally to become the fifth. State-of-the-art ICT standards do exist for Intelligent Transport Systems and driver safety that utilize a combination of computers, communications, positioning and automation technologies. The systems typically use in-car radar and camera inputs to ascertain the surrounding conditions and to provide intelligent alerts to the driver in the form of audio, steering vibrations, auto application...

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