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The U.S. Department of Transportation announced that all cars, trucks, and buses to be equipped with V2V (vehicle-to-vehicle) communication systems that let cars to be connected.

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According to research V2V communication system could save 82 percent of automobile crashes and reduce CO2 emissions, by avoiding congested routes. The system will also improve self driving cars.

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“The U.S. Department of Transportation is committed to improving safety and mobility on our nation’s roadways. As we look ahead to the next stage of roadway safety in America, connected vehicle technology shows great promise in transforming the way Americans travel.

Through wireless technology, connected vehicles ranging from cars to trucks and buses to trains could one day be able to communicate important safety and mobility information to one another that helps save lives, prevent injuries, ease traffic congestion, and improve the environment.”

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source Connected Vehicle Safety Pilot Program