By: Brian Baker, Nicoletta Fischetti, Ashley Meckelborg, Mike O’Neill
• Global Positioning System• Satellite technology opened to the public in 1983• Uses location, speed, direction and time to give directions from currentlocation
• 27 satellites 10,900 nautical miles above earth orbit twice a day -Four backup satellites•GPS receiver in car signals to four satellites orbiting earth which generatelocation by using •Distance Formula: Distance = Speed x Time (uses speed of light) • Trilateration•Accuracy ranges from 10-15 meters
Provides car position if stolen Digital Map provides travel routes to avoid highways or local roads Point of interests (ie. Gas stations, restaurants) Provide location to emergency services when airbags are deployed.
Only accurate within 10-15 meters Blockage of signals Multiple signal paths
Encourage Safe driving EDR Prevent Accidents Brake Technology Self park Cruise Control & Lane Safety Mood Sensors
“Black Boxes” Track and record vehicle data: time, speed, brake pressure OnStar May be required by law in 2015 Valuable for insurance companies and police Discounts, liability
Sensor technology identifies speed and distance Speed and distance dependent Warns driver and applies brakes Ford, Audi, Mercedes Benz, Lexus Mercedes Benz Volvo: Love Hurts
Uses sensors and rear video cameras VW, Audi, Volvo, Lexus, Mercedes Car will recognize the available parking space and steer itself into the spot Ford Focus VW
Radars monitor the gap between vehicles controls the speed accordingly calculate brake pressure needed Video Cameras decides if it is intentional maintain lane integrity warn driver brakes the wheels on the opposite side of the vehicle
adjusts safety settings based on driver’s mood Toyota: cameras recognize 238 points on the face Audi: recognizes drivers head position Possibilities: limit speed, block phone calls, turn off music
Touch Screen Panel 7 inch multimedia LCD touchscreen Connections for video or a flash drive DVD player Xbox 360 connection Voice activated Navigation system Soundtrack to your journey Radio/XM Satellite/Ipod/MP3 player/pandora
Tell it what you want! Connect your smartphone and call or text any contact with your voice USB Control your Ipod or MP3 player Non Voice Activated features: Touch screen panel ▪ Controls cabin temperature ▪ Seat Adjustment Can tap into your cellphone’s Wireless and 3G Platform Navigation system ▪ aware of traffic patterns and accidents
Voice activated communication and entertainment system Uses Hands-free phone calls Can contact help in the event of an emergency or crash ▪ Can sense impact on the car Bluetooth Audio ▪ Pandora ▪ Audiobooks ▪ Radio ▪ Creates Playlists Voice Activates GPS ▪ Hands free directions, no stopping ▪ Can send directions to phone or directly to the car ▪ Destination Searches ▪ Similar to Siri ▪ Ford Sync
Makes driving more enjoyable for employees who spend a lot of time traveling Easy Tracking of employees Voice activation/Hands-free technology decreases liability Ability to Multi-task allows commuting time to be used effectively Mobile technology developed for consumer automobiles can be transferred to other fields
Fundamental debate between ease and distraction Potential overreliance on technology Throw away tradition Multitasking taken to another level
Pros Cons Ease of navigation Distraction while Theft triangulation driving Improved accuracy Deterioration of Important landmarks navigation skills readily identifiable Quality GPS expensive Ease of use Battery operated GPS can be a high expense
Pros Cons Crash data and real time Privacy concerns information (OnStar) Brakes warn reckless or Dependence on brake speeding drivers technology Ease of parking Accuracy of self-park Better awareness of Mood differences, lack surroundings with video of accuracy
Debate between ease of access and the distraction of the entertainment What does media in a car provide for a driver? What does it provide for the passenger? Does technology = distraction? Do the benefits for the passenger outweigh the costs for the driver?
1) With GPS technology rapidly expanding, would you trust a car to drive you that is controlled strictly by satellite technology?2) Do you think the safety features should be required in all new vehicles?3) Would you feel like your privacy is in danger with an EDR or camera system in your car?
4) Do you think the distractions faced by drivers due to software in automobiles are outweighed by the benefits of the technology?