Vehicles in USA to Talk to Each Other

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    Aug 21, 2014 1:39 AM GMT
    NYT: The Transportation Department announced this week a plan to require in coming years that the technology, so-called vehicle-to-vehicle communication, be installed in all cars and trucks in the United States.

    “People don’t have a lot of tolerance for things that become a nuisance,” said Jim Keller, the chief engineer overseeing connected vehicles at Honda. “What you don’t want is these things going off all the time when it’s a false alarm. You need it to only work if there’s a problem.”

    But if such projects succeed, the benefits could be considerable. The Transportation Department predicts that eight out of every 10 traffic accidents involving unimpaired drivers could be prevented.

    A recent report by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration put it at about 600,000 fewer crashes involving left turns or intersections, saving more than 1,000 lives annually.

    http://www.nytimes.com/2014/08/21/business/new-era-in-safety-when-cars-talk-to-one-another.html
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    Aug 23, 2014 1:25 AM GMT
    Yes, but will they be able to flip each other off?
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    Aug 23, 2014 1:35 AM GMT
    woodsmen said... The Transportation Department predicts that eight out of every 10 traffic accidents involving unimpaired drivers could be prevented.
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    Well yeah, if you take all the licenses away from the bad drivers.
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    Aug 23, 2014 7:08 AM GMT
    UK doing something similar,one truck driver to control a convoy.
    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-28834774
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    Aug 23, 2014 3:08 PM GMT
    they should bring back a modern version of the old CB. Voluntary so buy a hand held one at Target