The Massachusetts Institute of Technology is giving vehicle-to-vehicle communication a thumbs up.
The MIT Technology Review included V2V communication on its list of breakthrough technologies, saying that when cars are able to communicate and share information with one another wirelessly, road safety could improve dramatically. Numerous automakers are working on putting V2V communication technology into the hands of consumers and MIT noted that General Motors is among the “key players” when it comes to the new tech.
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration estimates that the technology could prevent up to 592,000 crashes annually while saving 1,083 lives per year. V2V communication aims to broadcast data such as location, speed, steering-wheel position, brake status and various sensor readings to other vehicles in the area. With that data, other vehicles can detect problems to prevent crashes.
General Motors has said that its 2017 Cadillac CT6 will feature V2V communication technology with other major automakers developing their own including Audi, BMW, Ford, Honda, Mercedes-Benz, Toyota and Volvo.