Now, in 2014, we’re quite accustomed to having our car tell us where to go with GPS features. But are we ready for cars that speak to each other? The U.S. department of transportation thinks so. Earlier this month Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx announced a proposal that would see all new cars equipped with Vehicle to Vehicle communication, or V-2-V by 2017… all in the name of making driving safer.
Transport Canada says it is monitoring the developments in the United States with respect to vehicle-to- vehicle communication, and is in touch with US counterparts. It says it will review the findings of a US safety pilot and will consider, if appropriate, similar regulatory action in Canada.