Government Plans To Require New Cars To 'Talk' To Each Other
The Department of Transportation announced it's moving forward with plans to require vehicle-to-vehicle communication systems in all new cars.By Matt Picht | February 3, 2014
Talking cars. It's an idea usually reserved for science fiction or Pixar movies, but now the federal government is looking into requiring that all new cars be able to communicate with each other on the road — with the help of some new technology.
"It's called vehicle to vehicle, or V2V communication ... constantly transmitting a 360 degree status report through a Wi-Fi system to every other vehicle on the road." (Via NBC)
The Department of Transportation's National Highway Traffic Safety Administration announced Monday they are taking the first steps toward mandating V2V communication in all new cars — requiring them to exchange basic safety information about speed and position.