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Vehicle-to-vehicle communication may finally be mandatory on new cars
Vehicle-to-vehicle communication may finally be mandatory on new cars

Vehicle-to-vehicle communications promises to be a very big deal. Allowing automobiles to "talk" to one another could dramatically improve traffic flow and slash the number of car crashes by more than half. Working hand-in-hand with self-driving systems, the benefits could be even bigger. Engineers...Read More»

Anti-Scientology Protest, February 10, 2008 (by Flickr user Strevo)
Should You Worry About Your Car Being Hacked? Yes & No

Yesterday, the internet was ablaze with talk of hackers. Why? Because Senator Ed Markey (D-MA) released a report on potential security loopholes in our cars' onboard computers, based on data provided by 16 automakers. Should you worry about your own car being hacked? Yes and no. ALSO SEE: Six...Read More»

A 2015 Cadillac CTS, equipped with V2V technology
Cadillac Brings Semi-Autonomous Driving To GM Lineup In 2016

A year ago, Toyota announced plans to sell autonomous cars -- or at least semi-autonomous cars -- by the mid-2010s. Tesla expects to launch similar models around the same time, and Google could be operating on an even zippier production schedule. But what about Detroit? At least one domestic brand...Read More»

Google Self-Driving Car Prototype
Not So Fast, Google: Autonomous Cars In California Still Need Steering Wheels, Brakes

In May of this year, California's Department of Motor Vehicles published safety guidelines aimed at manufacturers of self-driving cars. A few days later, Google unveiled a prototype of its first autonomous car built in-house. The prototype looked dramatically different from the modified Toyota...Read More»

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Study: Connected Cars Eagerly Anticipated, Slightly Feared

Connected cars, like autonomous cars, are coming. In fact, connected cars will likely arrive first, because the underlying vehicle-to-vehicle (V2V) technology is simpler, cheaper, and enhances the effectiveness of self-driving vehicles by allowing them to "talk" to other cars on the road. Given our...Read More»

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Your Car May Soon Be Required To 'Talk' (To Other Cars, Anyway)

Vehicle-to-vehicle communications systems will make automotive travel dramatically safer and more efficient. So, what's the big holdup? The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, which has yet to determine when V2V will be required on new passenger vehicles. At long last, however, the...Read More»

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From CES: Audi, GM, Honda, Hyundai Will Put Google Android OS In Cars This Year

The Detroit Auto Show doesn't start until next week, but car fans are already feasting on lots of great auto news thanks to the Consumer Electronics Show. One of CES' biggest announcements involves an intriguing partnership between Audi, General Motors, Honda, and Hyundai. Along with tech firms...Read More»

Department of Transportation vehicle-to-vehicle (V2V) program
NTSB Pushes for Vehicle-To-Vehicle Communication Systems: How Long Until They Appear?

We've spilled a lot of virtual ink over vehicle-to-vehicle and vehicle-to-grid communications. Both are promising technologies that could substantially reduce the number of traffic accidents and fatalities by allowing cars, traffic lights, and other elements of the driving environment to "talk" to...Read More»

War Games, starring Matthew Broderick
Hacking Cars Isn't A Problem Yet, But We're Getting There: Video

There are many, many futurecasts floating across the automotive interweb. Some, like fuel-cell technology and autonomous vehicles, have caught the public's attention and spawned countless news stories. One that has largely failed to do so, however, involves the hacking of our increasingly...Read More»

Department of Transportation vehicle-to-infrastructure (V2I) program
Vehicle-to-Infrastructure Technology, On The Road In Germany

Last week, Dykema released results from its 2012 Automotive Institute Survey, which polled 100 auto executives about their thoughts on the industry's future. Among the most interesting findings was the fact that respondents seemed more interested in vehicle-to-infrastructure (V2I) technology --...Read More»

City of Detroit, by jdurchen [Flickr]
What Keeps Auto Industry Execs Up At Night?

America's auto market is on the road to recovery, but before sales return to pre-recession levels, the auto industry still has to dodge a few potholes. What might those be? To find out, you could ask economists, or dealers, or even consumers. But the Dykema Automotive Institute went straight to the...Read More»

Audi TTS "Shelley" Autonomous Car
Study: Self-Driving Cars Could Arrive Sooner Than You Think

Over the past decade, a number of high-tech tools have arrived to help make driving easier, simpler, and more automated. A new study suggests that the jump from those tools to fully autonomous vehicles could come sooner than we'd thought. The study is called Self-Driving Cars: The Next Revolution...Read More»

Department of Transportation vehicle-to-vehicle (V2V) program
Can Smarter Cars Prevent Vehicle Crashes?

Cars that “talk” to each other and can intervene to help prevent vehicle crashes may still be a ways off for most consumers, but the kind of advanced safety systems that can create “smarter” cars are currently under development by universities, the government and automakers...Read More»

Chevrolet Wi-Fi by Autonet Mobile
3 More Things We Need Before Cars Are Fully Connected To The Web

Yesterday, Robert Acker wrote an article for Mashable about the five things that automakers must do in order to make web-connected cars attractive to mainstream consumers. Acker's comments are insightful -- we wouldn't expect anything less from the GM of from Aha Radio -- but we have a few more...Read More»

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Ford Looks To Build Crash-Avoidance Smarts, Vehicle-To-Vehicle

They're often the worst kinds of accidents: Two cars head into an intersection, with one of the drivers perhaps running a light or not noticing a stop sign. And the result, too often, is severe injuries or fatalities as one of the vehicles is smacked in the side by another vehicle. In all...Read More»

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