NHTSA Wants Cars To Talk To Each Other

The national Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) in the US has come up with a plan that is designed to cut down on road accidents, it wants cars to talk to each other.

The US Department of Transportation has announced that they will be pushing an initiative that will make it mandatory for vehicle to vehicle technology to be in  all cars.

NHTSA Wants Cars To Talk To Each Other

Speaking about the new technology, U.S. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx said “Vehicle-to-vehicle technology represents the next generation of auto safety improvements, building on the life-saving achievements we’ve already seen with safety belts and air bags. By helping drivers avoid crashes, this technology will play a key role in improving the way people get where they need to go while ensuring that the U.S. remains the leader in the global automotive industry.”

The technology would be used to alert vehicles about other vehicles around them, and could possibly reduce the number of accidents.

According to the NHTSA this could cut down road accident, excluding drunk driving and vehicle failure by around 80 percent.

Source Digital Trends

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