On the road: the first test of (real) talking cars

3,000 cars, trucks and buses equipped with wireless tracking devices are the first group of vehicles to actually road-test new vehicle-to-vehicle communication. This week, the second phase of The Safety Pilot, a research project looking at connected vehicle safety technology, was launched by the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT). The test vehicles send and receive electronic messages with other connected… Learn More »

Car Makers Moving Towards “Self-driving” Vehicles

Volvo has a pedestrian detection system that brakes automatically. Ford sells a car that parallel parks itself using sensors. The first versions of automatic braking systems prevented 25% of low-speed crashes. And now autonomous – or “self-driving” – cars are coming to a highway near you. According to a CNN report, recent improvements in auto… Learn More »