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.Read more here.