Feds May Require Cars To Talk To Each Other To Avoid Crashes

 

 

 

” Federal officials will decided in the “coming weeks” whether to require new cars to include smart technology that would alert drivers of a coming crash, even in vehicles that are two or three cars away.

  The vehicle-to-vehicle — or V2V — technology has undergone testing in recent years and has already been installed in some cars that are on the road.

  Putting smart cars on the road comes with complications beyond cost, which is expected to be “modest relative to the price of a new vehicle,” according to the GAO.

” Privacy is the real challenge,” Wise said. He said the V2V will likely rely on GPS-type data that could track a person’s movements.

” Who has access and how do you secure the data?” Wise asked rhetorically. He also raised the specter of someone hacking the system and causing havoc on the road. “