Can Smarter Cars Prevent Vehicle Crashes? Page 2

February 21, 2012

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

The magazine also notes that such V2X safety technology is more accurate than current blind spot warning or monitoring systems that use cameras or radar and can even warn you if vehicles are accelerating into your blind zone. That’s something today’s conventional systems cannot do.

Bottom line: As Consumer Reports concludes, and we tend to agree, the potential benefits of V2X safety systems are worth pursuing, but there still needs to be oversight into how data collected is used, both to protect driver’s privacy and to avoid possible abuse.

No matter what advanced safety system is in vehicles, it’s still up to the individual driver to concentrate on his or her driving and drive in a safe and responsible manner.

Check out the full report, “Stopping Crashes with Smarter Cars.”

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