Vehicle-to-Vehicle: 7 Things to Know About Uncle Sam’s Plan
But, with the announcement, US Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx called the proposed V2V technology “the next great advance in saving lives.”
The report includes preliminary estimates of safety benefits. It indicates that V2V’s two safety applications — Left Turn Assist and Intersection Movement Assist — could prevent up to 592,000 crashes a year and save as many as 1,083 lives.
Despite the existence of a number of “vehicle-resident” crash avoidance technologies already embedded in newer cars, the Transportation Department contends that V2V communications offer “an additional step in helping to warn drivers about impending danger.”