Ann Arbor drivers will help federal government explore technology allowing cars to 'talk to each other'
Ann Arbor drivers will help the federal government determine whether to require automakers to build cars with technology that allows them to communicate with each other while on the road.
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration plans to launch a study that will give as many as 3,000 vehicles in Ann Arbor the ability to wirelessly "talk to each other and warn drivers of impending collisions," the trade publication Automotive News reported.
NHTSA wants to use the results of the study to decide whether automakers must integrate similar technology in all their new vehicles.
A decision on that requirement would come in 2013, although automakers would have several years to comply, according to Automotive News.