20 years ago, no one was entertaining the idea of vehicles talking to one another.
Today, it’s not such a crazy idea.
Plans are in place to step up digital connectivity on Europe’s roads. In other words vehicles will be able to talk to one another, other road users and road signs.
This means that vehicles – and more importantly their drivers – will be aware of dangerous situations on the road ahead, roadworks and the timing of traffic lights.
These new rules are part of a plan to update Europe’s transport sector – and will help the EU reach its goal of eliminating road fatalities and serious injuries by 2050.
From this year, vehicles, road signs and motorways will be equipped with the tech to send messages to road users. This means that truck manufacturers, haulage operators and others can now start large-scale deployment of C-ITS services across Europe.
Safer roads, less congestion – some tech is a good thing.