Sunday, September 13, 2009

BBC NEWS | Technology | Car harnesses fighter jet technology

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Radar is also located on the rear bumper of the Taurus to help prevent rear-end crashes, and warn drivers when they drift out of their lanes or if cars are in their blind spots.

Ford said the F22 radar technology which they took and built upon was all open source.

"F22 fighter jets use this advanced radar that can read down the road and identify everything from trees to people," said Pete Reyes, Ford's chief engineer for the 2010 Taurus.

"We then added our own Ford algorithms to determine whether or not objects are a 'vehicle target'.

Then it monitors the vehicle target and always knows your position relative to those vehicle targets," explained Mr Reyes.

BBC NEWS | Technology | Car harnesses fighter jet technology

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