Despite existing laws that require drivers to stop when following or passing a school bus that has its turn signals on, too many drivers fail to stop. While some are downright delinquent and irresponsible, others are simply distracted.
Audi is working on a system to address this problem.
The German automaker, along with two partners (Applied Information and Temple, Inc.), is working with the state of Georgia to develop technology that allows vehicles to communicate with infrastructure or other vehicles, and which would operate in school zones (and detect buses) using the 5.9 GHz cellular network.
The system is in the early stages of testing and will be implemented in two phases in Alpharetta, Georgia, where the Infrastructure Automotive Technology Laboratory is located.