Vehicle-to-Vehicle communication could be the next Savior on modern roads

If your car could have the intelligence of a pillion rider or you; then you won’t have to steer it; instead it would itself turn, overtake and slow down, and speed up on its own.

This may have saved you from a lot of scratches, slight brushings and crashes.

But, there is hope. As there is emerging technology that could make this possible.

Vehicle-to-vehicle communication is considered the next step in vehicle safety according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) and has the potential to affect 80 percent of vehicle crashes on the road. Using wireless technology embedded in a vehicle, it sends safety messages to other cars on the road to provide information on speed, direction, and location to help avoid crashes. It’s like, one car on highway saying to other, “Don’t turn left man, I’m speeding up”.

A number of high-end cars already use radar and cameras in their pre-collision systems, but those can only alert drivers of hazards within close proximity. That apart, ordinary people don’t drive expensive cars. This new technology of, Vehicle-to-vehicle communication, can reach 360 degrees around a vehicle and look beyond adjacent cars to “see” potential dangers obscured from the driver’s view.

The technology is much realistic, as it is relatively inexpensive to install, and with a deployment strategy and industry commitment, it can reach all vehicles on the road.

When ordinary cars can have this technology:

National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), with the help of the University of Michigan, USA, is already testing the technology for in-car consumer acceptance and will look at every day real-world scenarios starting this summer. After collating adequate data, the institutions will analayse the data to determine whether the technology can be put in all new cars. --------

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