Towards contextual audio alerts for motorists


Ford is lab testing new audio alerts for motorists. — AFP Relaxnews

American automaker Ford is currently working on developing audio alerts that can help drivers identify the nature and location of hazards in order to anticipate any necessary action and avoid potential collisions.

These alerts are intelligent alerts, in that they are contextualised. For example, Ford wants to use sounds like footsteps or a bicycle bell to signal the presence of pedestrians or cyclists in the vicinity. For the moment, these tests are only taking place in the automaker’s laboratory.

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