US Department of Transportation proposes vehicle-to-vehicle communication as requirement for new cars

The US Department of Transportation (DoT) is proposing regulation that would require automakers to include vehicle-to-vehicle (V2V) communication technologies in all new light-duty vehicles. According to the DoT, this requirement would enable new crash-avoidance applications that could prevent crashes by helping vehicles to talk to each other. V2V devices would ‘speak the same language’ through standardised messaging developed with the industry. Moreover, the DoT also plans to issue guidance for vehicle-to-infrastructure communication, to allow the development of technologies enabling vehicles to talk to roadway infrastructure such as traffic lights, stop signs, etc.