Naples Injury Lawyers: Could “Talking” Cars Prevent Accidents?

by Carmen Dellutri on August 8, 2013

Cape Coral injury lawyerFrom 2002 to 2011, nearly 87,000 people were killed in accidents at intersections, accounting for 22 percent of overall traffic fatalities. To prevent these tragic accidents, the federal government’s top safety regulators are pushing for all new vehicles to be equipped with technology that allows them to communicate with one another.

While the technology may seem futuristic, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has been testing talking cars on the roads of Ann Arbor, Michigan for the past year.

As described by the Associated Press, vehicles equipped with the technology communicate via wireless networks, continuously sharing data on location, direction and speed 10 times a second. The vehicle's computer processes the information and relays warnings to drivers, often before they can sense the danger themselves.

In a recent hearing on the cause of fatal school bus crashes in Florida and New Jersey, the National Transportation Safety Board expressly recommended that all new cars and trucks be equipped with the communication technology. "This technology more than anything else holds great promise to protect lives and prevent injuries," NTSB Chairman Deborah Hersman said.

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 Naples accident caused by someone else’s negligence, you may be entitled to compensation.

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

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