Government Reveals Plan: Futuristic Cars that Can "Talk" To Each Other
New "V2V" Technology Can Reportedly Prevent 80 Percent of Accidents
In what seems like the real-life version of the animated Pixar film Cars, which depicts a futuristic world where vehicles speak, the U.S. government recently announced its plan to enable cars with vehicle-to-vehicle (V2V) communication technology. This technology would prevent auto accidents by allowing vehicles to "talk" to each other.
Through a radio spectrum similar to WiFi, V2V communication technology lets cars exchange basic safety data, such as speed and position, as fast as ten times per second. It provides vehicles and drivers with 360-degree situational awareness to address potential crash situations.
It can tell a driver if it's safe to pass on a two-lane road or if it's okay to make a left turn across the path of oncoming traffic. V2V communications can detect threats hundreds of yards from other vehicles that a driver cannot always see. Safety officials at the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) claim that this cutting-edge technology can prevent up to 80 percent of car accidents that don't involve drunk drivers or mechanical failure.
The NHTSA is now finalizing a report detailing the privacy, security, costs, and safety benefits related to V2V communication technology. The organization hopes to introduce a proposal requiring V2V devices in new vehicles in the future.
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