Talking cars

MIT has recently released a report on their 10 breakthrough technologies for 2015. Cars that can talk to each other made the list. More than a million people worldwide die in car crashes each year so this is a big deal.

“Car-to-car communication should also have a bigger impact than the advanced vehicle automation technologies that have been more widely heralded. Though self-driving cars could eventually improve safety, they remain imperfect and unproven, with sensors and software too easily bamboozled by poor weather, unexpected obstacles or circumstances, or complex city driving. Simply networking cars together wirelessly is likely to have a far bigger and more immediate effect on road safety.”

Jan

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