NHTSA wants to Test Vehicle to Vehicle Communications to Help Save Lives
April 27, 2012 10:02 AM
You car won't rat you out for speeding... yet
The National Highway Traffic Safety administration is looking to start testing
to help save lives. The idea is that the vehicles could communicate amongst themselves to alert drivers if another vehicle is going to enter an intersection or if there's a potential for an accident. The agency is considering the implementation of regulations in 2013 that would eventually mandate such technology.
NHTSA administrator David Strickland said Thursday at the SAE World Congress, "[Proposed regulations] create a baseline communication system."
"Our research shows that these technologies could help prevent a majority of the collisions that typically occur in the real world, such as rear-end collisions, intersection crashes, or collisions while switching lanes," Strickland said.
This could be one technology that automakers get behind. Toyota spokesman Brian Lyons says, "Vehicle-to-vehicle technology is a natural evolution of vehicle safety. When you consider all the advancements in vehicle safety: passage safety (seat belts and airbags)-active safety (electronic stability control)-collision avoidance (blind spot monitoring and adaptive cruise control), the possibilities of Vehicle-to-X communication are limitless." The testing will get underway this summer using 2,800 vehicles in the Ann Arbor Michigan area to test connected vehicle technology. The testing will span the summer of 2012 through the summer of 2013.
If testing goes well, setting rules mandating the technology could take an additional two or more years. The mandates are expected, if they happen at all, to focus on vehicle-to-vehicle safety messages. The testing process conducted over the year will also include a limited number of vehicle-to-infrastructure applications.
Toyota's general manager of integrated vehicle systems Hideki Hada notes that the technology is aimed at learning the intention of other vehicles.
The NHTSA believes that vehicle technology such as this could eliminate that 80% of vehicle crashes involving non-impaired drivers.
"So, I think the same thing of the music industry. They can't say that they're losing money, you know what I'm saying. They just probably don't have the same surplus that they had." -- Wu-Tang Clan founder RZA
New DOT Technology Challenge Seeks Ideas for Vehicle-to-Vehicle Wireless Communication
January 26, 2011, 9:30 AM
Dubai announces passenger drone plans.
February 14, 2017, 7:56 AM
Lucky LA Residence
January 28, 2017, 4:00 AM
Debuted at CES 2017 - Corning Gorilla Glass Concept Car
January 7, 2017, 3:02 AM
Happy, healthy and feastive New Year to you and everyone in the world that about to celebrate the Season Holidays
January 1, 2017, 12:01 AM
In 2017, Here are the New Autos of 2018
December 30, 2016, 5:00 AM
What Happens When You Put a Blind Man in a Driverless Car?
December 14, 2016, 5:00 AM
Most Popular Articles
Comparison: Tag Heuer Connected Modular VS Samsung Gear S3
February 20, 2017, 7:20 AM
Gigabit Are you looking for an Ultra Compact board?
February 22, 2017, 6:30 AM
Science & Environment
February 20, 2017, 6:37 AM
Dell XPS 13 Touch – Rose Gold Edition
February 23, 2017, 7:29 AM
ASUS ROG Maximus IX - Among the Best of the Best
February 21, 2017, 7:50 AM
Latest Blog Posts
Interesting News of the Day
Feb 25, 2017, 7:37 AM
AMD and More
Feb 24, 2017, 5:55 AM
Feb 23, 2017, 6:30 AM
Feb 21, 2017, 6:12 AM
Here is how startups are helping new parents in raising children
Feb 20, 2017, 6:45 AM
Around the World
Feb 18, 2017, 5:48 AM
News of Future
Feb 17, 2017, 6:30 AM
Amazon parachutes May Float Packages to Customers
Feb 16, 2017, 8:00 AM
Now you Can Watch Facebook on Your TV
Feb 15, 2017, 7:42 AM
Feb 14, 2017, 5:36 AM
Razer Blade Stealth – Little Kaby Lake Powerhouse
Feb 13, 2017, 7:50 AM
Android 7.0 Nougat 7.0 Update Bring Less Battery Life for Samsung Galaxy S7 & S7 Edge
Feb 12, 2017, 7:45 AM
Apple iPhone 8 – OLED Display & Wireless Charging
Feb 11, 2017, 8:09 AM
Feb 10, 2017, 6:15 AM
Feb 9, 2017, 6:00 AM
Eye catching news
Feb 8, 2017, 6:16 AM
Some World News
Feb 7, 2017, 6:15 AM
Feb 6, 2017, 10:11 AM
Feb 5, 2017, 7:27 AM
Notes and News
Feb 4, 2017, 5:53 AM
Feb 3, 2017, 5:30 AM
Feb 2, 2017, 7:00 AM
More Blog Posts
Copyright 2017 DailyTech LLC. -
Terms, Conditions & Privacy Information