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Honda tests congestion minimization system

Honda has conducted public-road testing of its new traffic congestion minimization technology in Indonesia, which has verified the effectiveness of the technology in delaying the development of congestion, and improving fuel efficiency by more than 20%. The Indonesian testing was conducted from September 2012 through February 2013 on a toll road between Ulujami and Pondok Ranji in Jakarta, which is operated by PT Jalantol Lingkarluar. In order to minimize traffic congestion, the driver of each vehicle needs to adjust their driving behavior to that of the surrounding vehicles. Honda developed a smartphone application that changes the colors of the phone’s display to help the user to check at a glance whether their driving is aligned with the behavior of surrounding vehicles.

The smartphone app monitors the pattern of acceleration and deceleration and determines if the pattern is likely to create traffic congestion, and if so, provides support by aligning driving behavior to that of the surrounding vehicles. In addition to minimizing traffic congestion, the app is expected to improve the safety and fuel efficiency of the user’s vehicle, as well as that of other vehicles operating on the same roads. Two different types of system were used in the Indonesian tests: a stand-alone system, which uses an individual smartphone to determine if that vehicle’s driving pattern is likely to lead to traffic congestion; and an interactive system, which uses smartphones in multiple vehicles that are connected to a cloud server, in order to provide synchronized assistance to the driver, taking into consideration the behavior of multiple vehicles and information about other vehicles up ahead.

Honda is continuing its efforts by developing new functions for the system, including one that employs an on-board device to provide users with information about possible congested areas ahead that are based on the actual amount of traffic and the driving patterns of those vehicles. To increase the widespread use of the technology for motorcycles and other types of vehicles, the company will also develop a function that supports riding/driving, which is aligned through the use of audio and vibration alerts.

March 25, 2013

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