• 27-NOV-2013

Cars of the Future Need "Readable" Roads Now

Euro NCAP is joining EuroRAP to publish the 'Roads that Cars can Read' report on 27th November. New cars today do more to protect life than vehicles just 10 years ago, and by 2025, half of the cars on the road in Europe will be capable of "reading" signs and markings. The need for good, consistent signs and markings for drivers remains unchanged since motoring history began. Roads that cars can read is a report published by EuroRAP and Euro NCAP, and makes important reading for those who maintain Europe's roads of economic importance. It says that the majority of travel – and road deaths – occur on these roads which comprise just 10 per cent of the network. Inadequate maintenance and differences in road markings and traffic signs are now a major obstacle to the effective use of technology in vehicles, such as lane departure warning and traffic sign recognition.