Continental’s smart intersection may save lives in Ohio

If you’re approaching an intersection in Columbus, Ohio, your car might know about all the other cars, pedestrians and bicycles ahead long before you do. That knowledge will come courtesy of what automotive equipment supplier Continental calls its Intelligent Intersection concept.Continental will install sensor pods using camera, radar and lidar at key points around the intersection to detect all manner of traffic attempting to cross, from pedestrians to freight trucks. Cars equipped with new vehicle-to-infrastructure communication technology will receive detailed information about traffic in the intersection, giving them a greater chance of avoiding a collision.