Technology allowing vehicles to communicate with each other on the road could eliminate up to 80 percent of crashes, National Highway Traffic Safety Administrator David Strickland said this morning in Detroit.

Vehicle-to-vehicle communication “really has a tremendous amount of promise to save lives,” Strickland said in a keynote address at the Society of Automotive Engineers World Congress at Cobo Center.

Strickland said NHTSA is working with automakers and other government agencies to accelerate the introduction of connected-vehicle technology like crash warning systems and lane departure alerts. He said the results of an ongoing study by the University of Michigan Transportation Research Institute, which is testing vehicle communication technology in Ann Arbor, would help guide the agency's next steps.

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NHTSA Pushing Car To Car Comunication Technology To Reduce Accidents

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