NHTSA Pushing For Vehicle-to-Vehicle Communication Technology In All New Cars and Trucks

Posted: February 5, 2014

February 5, 2014

Safety is one of the primary factors consumers consider when purchasing an automobile. So, wouldn’t it be great if vehicles were equipped with cutting edge safety technology that could help prevent accidents? The Car Accident Lawyers with the William Mattar Law Offices point out that this may soon be a reality for car buyers.

An article from The New York Times says the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration announced on Monday it would be calling for new laws that would require all new vehicles to be outfitted with technology that would allow factors such as speed, location, and direction to be shared between vehicles.

Officials say the data could then be analyzed and used to warn motorists of impending accidents. However, the units will only provide warnings and will not take control of the vehicle to prevent crashes.

Other obstacles that must be overcome before the technology can be implemented include privacy restrictions, as well as the costs associated with creating, installing, and enforcing regulations around a universal piece of equipment being placed in different makes and models of vehicles.

William Mattar’s team of Albany Personal Injury Lawyers explain the implementation of vehicle-to-vehicle communication technology could be a groundbreaking safety innovation, and they anxiously await more advancements that help eliminate crashes.

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