The U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) recently issued a proposed rule that would enable vehicle-to-vehicle (V2V) communication technology on all new light-duty vehicles. This step would allow many different forms of crash avoidance technology, which could result in hundreds of thousands of fewer accidents each year. In doing so, the DOT is recognizing the value of this rapidly expanding technology and its capacity to prevent injuries on our nation’s roadways. This proposed rule is designed to work in conjunction with the development and deployment of automated vehicles.
V2V technology will use dedicated short range communications to transmit data between vehicles at a rate of up to 10 times per second. Using that information, these vehicles can identify risks and warn drivers so that they can avoid imminent accidents and other hazards. This technology would complement automated driving functions, such as automatic emergency braking and adaptive cruise control, to help avoid crashes. For instance, this type of technology may be able to warn a driver when it is unsafe to pass on a two-lane highway due to an oncoming vehicle that the driver may not yet be able to see.
The DOT anticipates that the Federal Highway Administration will soon issue guidance about vehicle-to-infrastructure (V2I) communications, as well. This technology would allow communication between vehicles and traffic lights, stop signs, and work zones. The goal of these technological advances is to generally reduce congestion and to improve safety on the road.
If you believe that you may be entitled to compensation following an accident, no matter what the cause may be, you owe it yourself and to your family to look into any potential legal claims that you may have. So many different circumstances can lead to accidents that cause injuries and even death. Don’t allow a possible claim for compensation to go uncollected. Boller & Vaughan are the Wisconsin motor vehicle accident lawyers who dedicate their practice to protecting the interests of the injured and their families. Call our office today to set up your free consultation and learn what options are available to you.
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