Could Talking Cars Help Avoid a Port Charlotte Car Accident?

by Carmen Dellutri on July 5, 2012

Florida motor vehicle accident attorneyWhile talking cars sounds like something you would see in the movies, the technology is closer than you think. More importantly, it could help prevent a serious Port Charlotte car accident.

At a recent transportation conference, demonstrators showed how the technology would work. The Associated Press described it like this:

A Ford Taurus was seconds away from cruising through an intersection when suddenly a row of red lights pulsed on the lower windshield and a warning blared that another car was approaching fast on the cross street.

Braking quickly, the driver stopped just as the second car, previously unseen behind a large parked truck, barreled through a red light and across the Ford's path.

In the real world, the two vehicles would have likely collided in a serious “T-bone” accident, one of the most common types of accidents. There were more than 7,800 fatal intersection accidents on U.S. roadways in 2010.

To help avoid collisions, government officials will begin testing the new technology, called vehicle-to-vehicle communication, or V2V, in 3,000 cars, trucks and buses using volunteer drivers in Ann Arbor, Mich. The vehicles will be able to continuously communicate over wireless networks, exchanging information on location, direction and speed 10 times a second with other V2V cars within about 1,000 feet. A computer analyzes the data and warns drivers about impending collisions.

“V2V is our next evolutionary step ... to make sure the crash never happens in the first place, which is, frankly, the best safety scenario we can all hope for," said David Strickland, administrator of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

As Port Charlotte injury attorneys, we hope that technology like this does eventually become standard in all vehicles. Unfortunately, on our dangerous roadways, drivers can often use all the help they can get.

The Dellutri Law Group is focused on making bad situations better and putting lives back together. If you or someone you love has been seriously injured in a Port Charlotte accident caused by someone else’s negligence, you may be entitled to compensation.

To learn more about your legal options, contact our experienced Port Charlotte injury attorneys for a free consultation.

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