Cars Of The Future Will Communicate With Each Other Using V2V Technology

We’re a nation that lives in our cars. Many households have more than two cars and more than 30,000 Americans die from traffic-related accidents every year. But in the future, your car will be wirelessly connected to the vehicles around you, alerting you about their speed and breaking patterns to hopefully prevent accidents.

It’s reported by Singularity Hub, that U.S. government agencies have taken a step towards vehicle-to-vehicle, or V2V, communication technology for passenger vehicles. The vehicles will be able to exchange data about one another’s movements up to ten times per second.


U.S. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx said in a press release that this is the next step in road safety.

“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 research by DOT indicates that V2V technology would be able to address a large number of auto crashes involving two or more cars, providing driver’s with warnings to avoid such accidents as rear-end, lane change, and intersection crashes.

Considering the number of young, elderly, intoxicated drivers and those behind the wheel distracted by their phones, V2V technology could save a lot of lives. Eventually, NHTSA hopes that V2V will morph into V2X and be capable of supporting a two-way communication between vehicles, infrastructure and pedestrians.

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