Hyundai Joins the DOT in Testing V2V (Vehicle to Vehicle) Communication

2012 Hyundai Sonata red
2012 Hyundai Sonata

The next new car you buy could come equipped with crash avoidance technology thanks, in part, to Hyundai.  The company recently joined a consortium of eight automakers in participating in a Department of Transportation pilot project testing Vehicle-to-Vehicle (V2V) technology.  3,000 vehicles are being outfitted with some combination of transmitters, receivers and on-board warning systems to test the equpiment’s ability to sense, and warn drivers about, an impending collision.  The eight Sonata models donated by Hyundai sport gear designed to issue Forward Collision Warnings, Blind Spot Warnings, and Lane Change Warnings.  Should the project succeed the DOT figures V2V technology could be beneficial in more than 80% of crashes and save tens of thousands of lives every year.   Play the video below to learn more about Vehicle to Vehicle Communication.

Vehicle-To-Vehicle Communication from ITS JPO on Vimeo.