The DOT Wants Cars To Talk To Each Other

Posted: Dec 16 2016, 3:00am CST | by , in Cars & Vehicles


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The DOT Wants Cars to Talk to Each Other
Visualization of cars communication by Department Of Transportation
  • The Department of Transportation wants the cars to communicate with each other

The Cars will be broadcasting their location to other cars on road

All the time, the transportation departments are trying to make sure that driving on roads become safe for both pedestrians and other vehicles on road. It is the reason that they are trying to find resources that will help in making sure that the cars will become safe in future for any kind of transportation.

The cars have blind spots which can result in accidents as well. Thus a new rule is imposed by US Department of Transportation that wants to make sure that these blind spots and accidents can be controlled to the most extent.

They are trying to implement the Vehicle to Vehicle rule that will make sure that the vehicle communicate with each other while they are driven on road. The vehicles will use short range communication channels in order to broadcast and communicate.

The data that will be communicated will include the location, sped, direction and type of the vehicle. The system will be able to broadcast the data as 10 times per second easily.

Thus will ensure that the drivers get warned of the potential danger ahead of them if the view is not clear. It will also help the drivers to perceive the road in the best way possible.

This development is not being done only for autonomous cars which are going to be a vital part of traffic in a few years to come, but will be introduced for all kinds of vehicles.

It is also devised that the system will make sure that the cars are automatically stopped ahead of a dangerous collision on their own if the data is receive by V2V system. The rule is in proposed rule making stage and will later on go for approval.

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