Ford developing pothole alert system for drivers

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  1. Calliers

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    Carmaker Ford has said it is experimenting with technology to detect potholes and warn drivers of their locations.

    Cars equipped with cameras could constantly scan roads during journeys, with resulting data on potholes displayed on other drivers' dashboards.

    The idea is being tested at the firm's research centre in Aachen, Germany.

    One expert said altering routes to avoid potholes might not always be possible.

    "A virtual pothole map could highlight a new pothole the minute it appears and almost immediately warn other drivers that there is a hazard ahead," said Uwe Hoffmann, a research engineer at Ford.

    "Our cars already feature sensors that detect potholes and now we are looking at taking this to the next level."
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    this would have to be disabled here...
     
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    That thing would fry in 3 days in Pittsburgh...
     
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    Judas Obvious Closet Brony Pony

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    it'll overload here much akin to linguo from simpsons

     
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    And here in South Wales ... it would pretty much be "Warning Pothole ahead warning Potho..and anothe.. oops missed that ... oh my warning potho. .. more .. Dave ...Pothole ahead and to the left and the right .. pothole DAisy Daisy give me your answ....."
     
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    I guess we need pothole alerts in our cars since no one does weird stuff like paying attention to the road anymore.
     
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