Below is a five minute video from the GAO, in association with the US DOT, about V2V that covers EEBL, BSW, LCW, FCW, DNPW, IMA and LTA.
The jargon combined with the formal dialogue are just short of parody.
In English – it’s a semi-interesting video that shows the different ways cars will warn you to slam on the brakes, stay in your lane, or don’t turn at an intersection.
I interviewed with Lockhead Martin coming out of college to work in their Intelligent Vehicle Highway System division. They ended up hiring an experienced traffic engineer. I was very disappointed at the time. To this day, it was still the most interesting interview I’ve been in.
The vice-president interviewing me had spent most of her career working on the layout of controls in fighter plane cockpits. I’ll never forget this – she said the challenge with cockpit design is deciding what information the pilot doesn’t need and then laying out the information they do need in a simple to comprehend layout.
Similarly – it’s fine to build all of these sensors into the car, but conveying the information (without annoying the driver) is a very big challenge. It might be easier to just go the next step – instead of warning the driver not to change lanes, just prohibit the car from changing lanes.
I also wonder how they’ll tailor the warnings based on driving ability. The warnings the car gives my grandfather should be much different than the warnings the same car gives Dale Earnhardt, Jr.