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The Obama administration hopes to have a V2V proposal put forth by 2017

Although we don’t have an exact date for when it will become mandatory, vehicle-to-vehicle (V2V) communication technology will inevitably be found on all new cars and trucks. V2V technology allows vehicles to not only wirelessly communicate with each other (broadcasting information such as position, speed, etc.), but also with their surroundings in order to reduce the number of traffic accidents and road fatalities/injuries.
"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," remarked U.S. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx back in February. "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."
Now, President Barack Obama is throwing his weight behind V2V technology. In a speech delivered this morning at Turner-Fairbank Highway Research Center, President Obama stated that V2V technology could:
  • Reduce up to 80 percent of the 32,000 road deaths each year in America
  • Significantly reduce the 2 million non-fatal injuries
  • Save society $800 billion annually in costs
President Obama reminded audience members that he is not just the Commander-in-Chief, but he is also a father of two. “As the father of a daughter who just turned 16, any new technology that makes driving safer is important to me,” said Obama. “New technology that makes driving smarter is good for the economy.”
V2V technology has a number of backers, including major automakers like Ford, General Motors, Honda, Hyundai-Kia, Toyota, Nissan, and Volkswagen. These automakers are working alongside the University of Michigan Transportation Research Institute to research real-world applications of the technology and to provide guidance for legislation. In fact, the Obama administration hopes to reveal its proposal for a V2V mandate before the next administration takes office.

 Vehicle-to-Vehicle technology would allow cars and trucks to communicate with each other wirelessly.

However, not everyone is onboard with V2V technology. The Detroit News reported back in March that it could add up to $3,000 to the cost of a new car by the year 2025. In addition, many feel that such technology should be optional instead of mandated (although that would significantly cut down on its effectiveness and the President’s goals for reducing fatalities).
Others point to the fact that many technologies already available in cars today like blind spot/lane departure monitors, frontal collision detection, and radar/laser cruise control systems (which in some instance can “drive” a vehicle during stop-and-go traffic) already do enough to help prevent accidents.

Source: The Detroit News

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RE: Does He
By Brandon Hill on 7/15/2014 2:29:08 PM , Rating: 2
On a slightly related note, did you hear the rumor that Apple is recruiting Jay Carney to become head of PR? :)

RE: Does He
By HoosierEngineer5 on 7/15/2014 3:12:24 PM , Rating: 2
Hilarious. Reality distortion field gets a new operator.

RE: Does He
By retrospooty on 7/15/2014 4:22:47 PM , Rating: 2
Am I the only one that finds that alarming. Why does a major corporation need a world class political spin artist? The answer can only be bad.

RE: Does He
By Brandon Hill on 7/15/2014 4:32:34 PM , Rating: 2
Luckily, looks like the rumor just got shutdown pretty hard by Jim Dalrymple:

RE: Does He
By Reclaimer77 on 7/15/14, Rating: 0
RE: Does He
By retrospooty on 7/15/2014 5:04:21 PM , Rating: 2
Not necessarily... When he starts off a press conference and says "good morning" or whatever initial line he isnt lying yet. :/

RE: Does He
By Alexvrb on 7/15/2014 6:50:19 PM , Rating: 2
I've always imagined someone standing up after he's told a particularly big whopper and saying "Mr. Carney, do you mind if I ask this question in your native tongue?" and then proceeding to do their best weasel noise impression.

RE: Does He
By Spuke on 7/15/2014 9:08:16 PM , Rating: 2
I've always imagined someone standing up after he's told a particularly big whopper and saying "Mr. Carney, do you mind if I ask this question in your native tongue?" and then proceeding to do their best weasel noise impression.
THAT'S f%^king hilarious! LMAO!

RE: Does He
By room200 on 7/15/2014 8:59:34 PM , Rating: 2
What's the difference between THAT and political jackasses lobbying for corporations after they leave office? Or running for political office?

RE: Does He
By ebakke on 7/15/2014 10:43:45 PM , Rating: 2
If by "world class" you mean, in the same class as other world figures like Baghdad Bob, well then yes. I agree with your sentiment completely.

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