Tag: auto technology

Feds Want V2V Communication in New Cars Starting in 2021

With self-driving cars being tested, new technology on how to keep everyone on the road safe is starting to come into play. Will these technologies aid in the safety of the surrounding people and if so how? Everything in this field is so new, it’s still a lot of trial and error.

In Washington, D.C., federal Department of Transportation (DOT) officials unveiled a long-awaited notice of proposed rulemaking. If a final rule reaches fruition, it will mandate that all new vehicles contain equipment that permits vehicle-to-vehicle (V2V) communications. Regulators say this connected-car technology could one day prevent thousands of deaths and tens of thousands of crashes every year by offering drivers real-time alerts of imminent dangers ahead.
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Self-Driving Ubers in San Francisco Hit Roadblock on Day One

Self-driving cars have been in development for a number of years. Now they are being tested on roads with other drivers. This is bringing up a lot of discussion about the safety and future for self-driving cars.

On Wednesday morning, executives with the ride-hailing service announced they would expand a pilot program for testing autonomous Volvo XC90s to include operations in its home city. By the afternoon, a top official in California’s Department of Motor Vehicles had issued a warning that Uber did not possess the proper permits for autonomous testing.
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