A new law may soon make wireless communication between cars a mandatory feature in many vehicles. Technology which allows cars to communicate whilst on the roads has been shown to decrease the incidence of traffic accidents, and may one day be able to reduce fuel consumption and travel time.
On Monday, the National Highway Transportation Safety Administration announced that it would soon be releasing a report on the future of wireless vehicle-to-vehicle communication. The report, which is expected to be released in the coming weeks, is based on the findings of a 3,000-vehicle survey conducted in Ann Arbor, Michigan.
According to the agency, the push for V2V technology will really be underway once the report has been released. “NHTSA will then begin working on a regulatory proposal that would require V2V devices in new vehicles in a future year,” said the agency in an official statement. Of course, with such regulations potentially in place within the next year, the development of wireless vehicle communication is expected to get a considerable boost.