TASMANIA SMART CAR

BY MATTHEW BRACE, in Sydney
RESEARCHERS in Tasmania, Australia, claim they have developed the world's first smart car that can actually override driver error and thereby reduce road accidents.

Their full sized prototype model has 25 sensors that can monitor everything from brake pressure to suspension dynamics, steering angle and engine parameters. A 'crossbow' sensor at the centre of gravity registers all G-forces and angles in three dimensions to take account of each yaw, roll and pitch. Another measures the air-fuel ratio inside the engine and ...


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