US Department of Transportation Moving to Mandate V2V Technology

The Department of Transportation has announced that it is working towards mandating vehicle-to-vehicle (V2V) communication technology, where cars will communicate with each other to avoid accidents.

Through research, V2V technology has shown the potential to help drivers avoid or reduce 70-80% of crashes involving unimpaired drivers. The National High Traffic Safety Administration is currently analyzing the data from the yearlong study and once completed, a report will be available for public comment.  According to Acting Administrator of the NHTSA, David Friedman, “V2V crash avoidance technology has game-changing potential to significantly reduce the number of crashes, injuries and deaths on our nation’s roads.”

Read more about the V2V technology and the system that can alert drivers to potential dangers on the roads.