Tuesday December 13, 2016

NHTSA Proposed A Rule That Would Require Vehicles To 'Talk' To Each Other

In an attempt to eliminate or mitigate the severity non-impaired vehicle crashes, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has proposed a rule that would mandate vehicle-to-vehicle communication that allows cars to communicate with each other to avoid crashes.

Citing an enormous potential to reduce crashes on U.S. roadways, the U.S. Department of Transportation issued a proposed rule today that would advance the deployment of connected vehicle technologies throughout the U.S. light vehicle fleet. The Notice of Proposed Rulemaking would enable vehicle-to-vehicle (V2V) communication technology on all new light-duty vehicles, enabling a multitude of new crash-avoidance applications that, once fully deployed, could prevent hundreds of thousands of crashes every year by helping vehicles "talk" to each other.