Should Cars be Allowed to Talk?
Should vehicles be allowed to communicate? The National Transportation Safety Board recommends cars and trucks talk to each other to prevent car crashes, truck accidents and bus accidents..
The way it works is that computer chips can continuously communicate over wireless networks 10 times per second, exchanging information. The computer can analyze information and provide warnings to drivers, sometimes before drivers see another car, potentially preventing an accident. The wireless technology ranges about 1000 feet.
Although this is likely to reduce personal injuries, the auto industry is reluctant. The auto industry initially opposed seatbelts, airbags and other items that reduce injuries. More to come.