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V2V moving forward

2014-02-03 20:33:04.918769+00 by Dan Lyke 5 comments

Well... The untested boondoggle that is V2V appears to have some traction. It'll be interesting to see how this plays out; people I know in this space have mentioned a heads-up on this press conference this morning, I'm going to be fascinated to see what was really said and what it means practically: U.S. may mandate 'talking' cars by early 2017.

A rule mandating so-called vehicle-to-vehicle communication technology should be put in place before President Barack Obama leaves office in early 2017, DOT officials said on Monday.

"When these technologies are adapted across the fleet, the results could be nothing short of revolutionary for roadway safety," said David Friedman, acting administrator of the DOT's National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

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comments in ascending chronological order (reverse):

#Comment Re: made: 2014-02-18 16:41:16.175053+00 by: Dan Lyke

Brad Ideas: US push to mandate V2V radios -- is it a good choice?

#Comment Re: made: 2014-02-18 17:08:27.288356+00 by: Larry Burton

You do realize this is about implementing a car usage tax and only indirectly about safety and traffic management. Right?

#Comment Re: made: 2014-02-19 16:37:16.840163+00 by: Dan Lyke

Yeah, but they're sure doing it the long way.

#Comment Re: made: 2014-02-19 21:42:44.994528+00 by: Dan Lyke

Though to be fair, they can already do much of the tracking necessary to do congestion pricing via your license plate: DHS wants to track you everywhere you drive, but we can stop it.

#Comment Re: made: 2014-02-20 06:19:29.165133+00 by: TheSHAD0W

DHS has decided it's currently infeasible to implement a tracking system, likely due to public outrage. Expect it to be back, though.