By EMMANUEL ALVAREZ-REYNOLDS The electric braking system used on emergency vehicles could help them navigate through difficult situations.
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s Automated Braking Systems Program, which works to promote adoption of self-driving technology, said in a statement Thursday that a system that helps emergency vehicles avoid collisions with other vehicles is a potential boon to the emergency vehicle industry.
The agency said the vehicle-to-vehicle system would help reduce the risk of collisions and help emergency vehicles better navigate through narrow corridors or busy highways.
The NHTSA’s study looked at a vehicle equipped with an electronic braking system that would have the ability to self-calibrate, adjust its position and avoid collisions.
The study looked specifically at electric vehicles equipped with the braking system.
The system would have to be programmed to use a set of algorithms that are able to automatically adjust the vehicle’s position in a given traffic environment.