Wednesday, December 14, 2016

Cars Talking to One Another? They Could Under Proposed Safety Rules - The New York Times

The accident wasn't my fault; his car distracted mine with a denial-of-service attack while I was busy with a conference call...

"Under the new rules, cars would be able to use wireless technology involving chips and a dedicated band of radio airwaves to detect if another vehicle around the corner and hundreds of yards away was moving too fast in its direction and headed for a collision. What happens next would be up to the automaker, which would decide if it would put in place automated response technology to brake or simply provide a visual or audio warning to a driver.

The proposed rules, combined with the department’s recent guidelines on driverless cars, illustrate the government’s embrace of car-safety technology after years of hesitation, even as distractions in vehicles contributed to the biggest annual percentage increase of road fatalities in 50 years."
Cars Talking to One Another? They Could Under Proposed Safety Rules - The New York Times
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