Car-to-car talk around the corner

|By:, SA News Editor

Federal regulators indicate they aim to require automakers (GM, F, TM, FIATY, HMC, NSANY, VLKAY, HYMLF, TSLA, FUJHY) to install technology that helps to warn drivers if a crash is imminent using data broadcast from other vehicles .

Cars and trucks would be required to have special technology which would emit data through radio signals. The rate of accidents could be lowered by up to 80% through successful adoption of the program, according to the NHTSA.

Privacy advocates oppose the technology while security experts warn hackers could be disruptive in the area.

Implementation of the technology standard is expected to be at least a few years off.