• Department of Transportation vehicle-to-vehicle (V2V) program

    In May, we told you that the U.S. Department of Transportation was rolling out a new program to test vehicle-to-vehicle (V2V) technology. If you live in one of the six cities where that's taking place, you have a chance to participate -- and earn a small sum of cash. What is V2V tech? In a nutshell, V2V is any technology that allows vehicles to "talk" to one another, and it offers considerable promise for reducing accidents and fatalities on the road. Consider this: today's collision-avoidance technology is generally one-way. One vehicle uses a system of radar and other sensors to gauge its...

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    Ray LaHood Wants Less Tech In Cars, More Ads About Distracted Driving: Video

    You can call U.S. Secretary of Transportation Ray LaHood many things, but "slouch" isn't on the list. At a time when computing and social media are expanding to fill every corner of our daily lives, LaHood is pushing back, urging automakers to limit the technology included in new cars. Not only...

  • Ford Intelligent Vehicles preview
    Ford Takes Its Talking Vehicles On The Road

    While EVs and plug-in hybrids may be drawing most of the headlines these days, there's another tech development on the horizon that could bring bigger changes for drivers -- and the planet. Vehicle-to-vehicle (V2V) technology is a promising, affordable solution to many of today's transportation...

  • Department of Transportation vehicle-to-vehicle (V2V) program
    Six Cities Named For New Vehicle-To-Vehicle (V2V) Communications Trials

    Vehicle-to-vehicle communication, V2V for short, is nothing new. In fact, automakers and governments alike have been working on the technology for the past several years. Most V2V systems work by warning drivers about potential danger from other vehicles. They do this by exchanging information...

  • Department of Transportation vehicle-to-vehicle (V2V) program
    Dallas, Minneapolis, San Francisco Become Part Of DOT's 'Talking Car' Project

    We all know about the growing popularity of collision avoidance systems. As recently as this week, we've even heard about developments on the autonomous car front. Problem is, most of those systems depend on vehicles going it alone, using radar and other technology to avoid hazards in their way...

  • DOT Connected Vehicle Technology Challenge
    Got A Great Idea To Make Driving Easier/Greener/More Fun? Enter The Connected Vehicle Tech Challenge

    There are thousands of tech developers out there, trying to make driving more fun, more efficient, and less frustrating. Apps like, Parking In Motion, and Waze are the fruits of their labor. But there are just as many folks with great ideas for improving the roadways who don't have the...

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