Ford and Jaguar and Vehicle-to-Vehicle Communication

Ford and Jaguar are testing vehicle-to-vehicle communication in the UK:

Cars which are able to warn drivers when another connected vehicle brakes suddenly and those which can monitor traffic signals and regulate their speed to encounter fewer red lights were being showcased at a testing ground in central England.

Vehicle-to-vehicle and vehicle-to-infrastructure communication is probably a little further out than straight self-driving cars. But it has the potential to massively improve traffic flow. Imagine a world with no more stoplights, because vehicles figure out on their own when it’s safe to cross an intersection.

One big hurdle is defining a shared standard that works between manufacturers. This seems like an area in which the winning protocol will be whichever protocol gets built first.

Kudos to Ford and Jaguar for getting out in front of this.

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