Connecticut Auto Accidents: V2V Technology Could Reduce Accidents
Connecticut auto accidents could be reduced when vehicle-to-vehicle technology is commonplace in all light-duty vehicles. The National Highway Transportation Safety Administration (NHTSA) proposed late last year that vehicle-to-vehicle communication technology be deployed on vehicles as a measure to prevent auto accidents.
The technology allows vehicles to “talk” with one another and could prevent crashes. Here are some facts about the technology:
- Range of just over 984 feet
- Can “see” around corners and “through” other vehicles (as in passing situations)
- Can warn drivers of other driver behavior such as stopped vehicles or those that are speeding up
The technology has applications that may help drivers including:
- Intersection Movement Assist – warns drivers when it is unsafe to enter an intersection
- Left Turn Assist – warns when there is greater risk of colliding with another vehicle
- Forward Collision Warning – warns the driver of the risk they will collide with the rear end of another vehicle
- Emergency Electronic Brake Light – shows the driver if a vehicle in the same lane has come to an abrupt stop
- Do Not Pass Warning – warns driver it is not safe to pass another vehicle
- Blind Spot Warning – warn driver when an adjacent lane vehicle is in the blind spot
The NHTSA is currently accepting public comments at www.safercar.gov/v2v.