Smart Phones are a Convenience But Smart Cars Could Save Lives

Author: Rosenberg & Gluck, LLP

V2V (vehicle to vehicle) technology provides wireless communication capabilities where vehicles can detect speeds of other oncoming vehicles, traffic signals, and other factors to warn drivers about hazards. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) recently conducted a pilot test of V2V technology in Alameda, California. Consumer Reports described the test where eight prototype vehicles of different makes used V2V technology warning systems that alerted drivers to the following situations:

Forward collision prevention. Detection of obstacles, such as:
A stopped vehicle obscured by other vehicles ahead of you
Sudden decreases in speed by vehicles ahead
Vehicles that slam on their brakes
Blind spots. Warning when a vehicle is in your blind spot and you attempt to change lanes
Left-turns. Warning when there is not enough time to make a left turn due to the speed of an oncoming car
Intersections. Alerting you when another car’s speed indicates it will crash the red light and you should slow or pull over even though your light is green
Passing or lane changes. Gauging the speed of oncoming cars or cars in other lanes and warning you not to pass or make lane changes

NHTSA evaluates that these smart V2V systems could help drivers avoid 80 percent of the vehicle crashes that impaired drivers regularly cause.

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