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.
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