Vehicles talking to each other!
In February, US National Highway Traffic Safety Administration have announced that it will begin taking steps to enable vehicle-to-vehicle (V2V) communication technology for light vehicles.
This technology would allow vehicles to "talk" to each other and ultimately avoid many crashes altogether by exchanging basic safety data, such as speed and position, ten times per second, to improve safety. It uses 'ad hoc network', where every car is free to associate with any other car available in the network and share equal status. V2V, which is also known as VANET (vehicular ad hoc network), is a variation of MANET(mobile ad hoc network).
Many automobile manufacturers including are BMW, Audi, Honda, General Motors, Volvo and Daimler working and developing this technology to improve safety, overcome blind spots and avoid accidents.
Naveen C Alex
First Year Student