(The Hosting News) – The Department of Transportation and the National Highway Safety Administration has decided to pursue a technology that will change the way cars are driven by reducing accidents, Fox News reports.
Announced on Monday, the vehicle-to-vehicle technology will feature a GPS that allows vehicles to sense closeness to other vehicles.
The applied science will automatically cause the car to steer or break in order to avoid accidents or let emergency vehicles pass.
“Early studies indicate that V2V has the potential to help drivers avoid 70 to 80 percent of vehicle crashes involving unimpaired drivers,” stated Anthony Foxx, DOT Secretary.
Although helpful, V2V raises many concerns with privacy and issues of potential hacking.
“The worry is… Hey we see you go too fast, you might want this insurance carrier, or we see you drive my Starbucks every day. We have a deal with Starbucks maybe you want this discount,” says the Director of Consumer Privacy at the Center for Democracy and Technology, Justin Brookman.
“The technology does not involve exchanging or recording personal information. The way it works, V2V doesn’t even track vehicle movements,” assures Foxx.
The National Highway Safety Administration is set to be releasing a finalized report on the V2V technology in the next few weeks.