Tuesday, August 19, 2014

NHTSA Report Outlines Advancement in V2V Technology

National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) released an advance notice of proposed rulemaking (ANPRM) and supporting research on vehicle-to-vehicle (V2V) communications technology. The report highlights NHTSA and DOT efforts in V2V technology and details
research findings in several key areas including technical feasibility, privacy and security, and preliminary estimates on costs and safety benefits. 

"Safety is our top priority, and V2V technology represents the next great advance in saving lives," says U.S. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx. "This technology could move us from helping people survive crashes to helping them avoid crashes altogether—saving lives, saving money and even saving fuel thanks to the widespread benefits it offers."

According to the report V2V technology has the potential to be fused with existing vehicle safety features to further improve the effectiveness of many crash avoidance safety systems. DOT and NHTSA are currently seeking public input on these findings to support the Department’s regulatory work to eventually require V2V devices in new light vehicles. The ANPRM will be available for public comment for 60 days.

For more information on V2V technology visit NHTSA’s V2V Communications site.