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V2V Lets Cars Talk to Each Other

May 20, 2013

New technology shapes the way we live today, and carmakers are at the forefront of developing new technologies that aim to make driving safer, more comfortable and even entertaining.

One technology that manufacturers are looking into is a system that would enable future cars to communicate with each other. Called Vehicle-to-Vehicle communication, or V2V, the system aims to avoid accidents on the road by using wireless signals to send information back between cars about their location, speed and direction.

Researchers are also studying vehicle-to-infrastructure communication that would allow vehicles to communicate with things like road signs or traffic signals. It can also request traffic information and access the best possible routes.

And then there are systems that would allow cars to drive by themselves. In fact, there are cars today that can park on their own. Google engineers are already testing self-driving cars that automatically record images of the road while its computerized maps view road signs, find alternative routes and see traffic lights. It uses lasers, radars and cameras to analyze and process information about their surroundings.

Who knows what else new technology will bring in the near future?

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