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Vehicle to vehicle communication and accident prevention

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration recently announced plans for enabling vehicle-to-vehicle or V2V communication systems. Many Massachusetts drivers are interested in finding out what sort of impact this technology will have on reducing motorcycle crashes on the state’s busy roads and highways. This technology helps prevent many accidents that result in catastrophic injuries by transmitting data on position and speed between vehicles. It is easier to avoid many of the most common types of crashes, including intersection crashes, lane change accidents and rear-end collisions. Although V2V technology for motorcycles is still under development, experts are hopeful that adding this technology to motorcycles will make roads safer. One of the things safety experts are hopeful about is that this technology will also help prevent crashes involving motorcycles, which often result in serious injuries and deaths. Testing has helped show how effective this V2V technology is across different makes and models of vehicles. V2V technology still has some limitations that experts want to address, including adding sensors to systems in automobiles that automatically control vehicle systems such as brake and steering systems. Safety experts feel that V2V technology will help eliminate many crashes involving motorcycles. One of the common reasons why these types of crashes occur is when a driver in a car does not see a motorcycle. Motorcycle accidents cause some of the most serious injuries associated with crashes. Drivers often receive citations for failure to yield in the wake of an accident, and motorcyclists must often cope with the aftermath of serious injuries. Contacting a personal injury attorney can be a reasonable course of action for victims who are concerned about receiving compensation for the damages resulting from such an accident. Source: Ultimate MotorCycling magazine, “Vehicle-to-Vehicle Communications for Motorcycles?”, Gary Ilminen, Jan. 6, 2015

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