'Toyota's V-2-V Technology Would Allow Cars To Talk To Each Other'


#1

https://www.npr.org/2018/06/04/616917855/toyotas-v-2-v-technology-would-allow-cars-to-talk-to-each-other-on-the-highway


#2

While they’re driving? :smile:


#3

Yes. So they can agree not-to-collide - or synchronize the robot apocalypse.


#4

Great, maybe I can program mine to tell the other drivers to;

Use your turn signal!
You aren’t allowed to take your half of the road from the MIDDLE!
Just turn, don’t make a career out of it!
Slower traffic stay RIGHT (edit, courtesy of @TwinTurbo) !
If you tailgate me any closer, I’ll have to invite you in!
Get out of my blind spot you texting moron!


#5

I like all of them except this one…


#6

It was meant as a joke, what with all the controversy about texting while driving, but in retrospect I guess it wasn’t a very good joke. :persevere:


#7

Nice catch… It was early, coffee hadn’t fully kicked in. :wink:


#8

As long as they’re not texting I’m OK with it. :grinning:


#9

I’ve been working in the Telecom industry as a software engineer and manager for over 15 years now. I’ve attended a few seminars on this technology. Our small company actually bid on a contract to develop it for one of the car manufacturers, but we lost to a much bigger company. It’s really cool stuff. This technology is really going to have an impact (pardon the pun) on accident prevention. But it won’t happen over night. When 30%+ cars have this technology we’ll really start to see an impact. When 90% of cars have this…it’ll be a game changer.


#10

Interesting watching people in a restaurant with their noses in their phones and not talking to each other but this technology will allow cars to talk to each other.


#11

Will my car be able to tell the car in front of me “hey wake up, the light is green”?


#12

That’ll be in next generation’s model. :rofl:
And there’ll be a NYC edition that’ll have a mechanical finger that pops up.
Sorry folks, it’s just a joke. No offense meant to anybody.


#13

Best part is, it won’t have to because the car in front of you will not be distracted by Facebook, and will therefore be paying attention in the first place. :wink: