The Trump Administration has killed off another Obama-era regulation, this one meant to use wireless technology to allow vehicles to “talk” to one another, sharing information about highway conditions and weather.
The move comes at the same time Congress is considering legislation meant to promote the development of autonomous and driverless vehicles. But vehicle-to-vehicle, or V2V, technology is seen by some as essential for tomorrow’s self-driving vehicles as it will help them keep tabs on what’s happening on the road around them, such as a situation where another vehicle runs a red light.
Combined with other smart vehicle technologies, the U.S. Department of Transportation had estimated V2V – and similar vehicle-to-infrastructure communications systems – could prevent or reduce the severity of as much as 80% of collisions that occur on U.S. roadways.

Read More at The Detroit Bureau