Feds Push for Technology That Allows Cars to Talk to Each Other

NTSB(AP) — Federal accident investigators are recommending the government set performance standards for new safety technology that allows cars and trucks to talk to each other and then require the technology be installed in all new vehicles.

The National Transportation Safety Board made the recommendation Tuesday in response to fatal school bus accidents at intersections in New Jersey and Florida last year.

Vehicles equipped with the technology can continuously communicate over wireless networks, exchanging information on location, direction and speed 10 times a second. A computer analyzes the information and issues danger warnings to drivers, often before they can see the other vehicle.

NTSB officials said the technology holds great promise to reduce deaths and injuries caused by crashes at intersections.


  • PB

    The technology holds the promise to track our ever move and to see where we are and have been at all times, thus violating the 4th Amendment. “The right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects, against unreasonable searches and seizures, shall not be violated, and no warrants shall issue, but upon probable cause, supported by oath or affirmation, and particularly describing the place to be searched, and the persons or things to be seized.”

    This would be a violation of privacy and an unreasonable search to know of my whereabouts at every moment, in fact 10 times every second.

    If we want to reduce deaths by accident, lower speeds, and make redlight to green light changes longer and get rid of turns on red.

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  • me

    If 25% of accidents are caused by drunk drivers. Why aren’t we doing something about the sober drivers?

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