The best of cars are yet to come; from Transmissions to Engine revamps to driverless cars and Electric cars. Obviously, technology and research still has a lot to offer – leaving the world speechless and looking forward to seeing and experiencing the unknown.
While we seem to recuperate from the nobility of driverless cars, we have been struck with another shocker: Cars that talk to each other.
Toyota says it will start equipping models with technology to talk to other vehicles starting in 2021, as it tries to push safety communications forward. The technology will enable cars to send data on their location and speed to surrounding vehicles and roadside infrastructure to curb crashes.
The company says most of its U.S. models should have the Dedicated Short-Range Communications (DSRC) feature by 2020. The idea is to start blanketing the roads with cars equipped with Vehicle-to-Vehicle (V2V) and vehicle-to-infrastructure (V2I) communications, hopefully reducing collisions and traffic bottlenecks.
The company said it hopes that by announcing its plans, other automakers will follow suit. With Toyota leading on automatic emergency braking, making it standard on all but four models; the industry has agreed to make it standard on all models in 2022.
Though it took four years to get a validation under Obama’s regime, The proposal requires automakers to ensure all vehicles ‘speak the same language through a standard technology.’
According to a proposal released by the Transportation Department, it was highlighted that the technology could prevent or lessen 80 percent of vehicle crashes not influenced by driver impairment.