The Domino Effect

The Domino Effect

You know what the 'domino effect' is, right? When setting one thing - a domino - in motion effects a series of motions in independent things.


This happens in traffic all the time: one car hits another, that car either bumps forward affecting the car in front, or we get the chain reaction of rear end collisions. Happens all the time.
Wouldn't it be amazing, though, if it didn't? Wouldn't it be a huge boon to humanity if cars could stop short of collisions? If there was a default mechanism in cars that sensed an accident before it happened? Kind of like your GFCI plugs in the bathroom. A Ground Fault Circuit Interrupter trips the circuit and cuts off electricity if there's a risk you'll be electrocuted. And it can do this within 1/30th of a second!

Well, the good news is, the automotive industry is all over this! Have a look of this video from Ford Europe. You'll see Ford's new automated collision sensing technology - Active City Stop - at work preventing what would have been a terrible domino effect of collisions.
The future is looking good! You just have to live long enough to see the benefits!

In the meantime:

Be Safe. Be Seen.


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