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November 6, 2017

What Trump's Pushback on Talking Cars Means for the Self-Driving Future

  • Government
  • Agency
  • Executive
  • Robotics/AI

Inverse – An Obama-era proposed policy to have cars communicate has reportedly been halted by the Trump Administration.

With vehicle-to-vehicle (V2V) technology, automakers were hoping to have all new vehicles — especially driverless ones — communicate with each other to prevent crashes and human deaths.

The idea of V2V is that vehicles share with one another infomation on their location, speed, direction as often as 10 times per second. All that pooled knowledge could potentially prevent countless daily crashes. While such tech could benefit all cars, it’s particularly crucial to the success of future self-driving technology.

Read more at Inverse.

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Pjerstad [cropped], CC BY-SA 4.0