Car to car communications a step closer

Around three years from now vehicles should be appearing in showrooms boasting the capability of communicating with each other.
Manufacturers will have started fitting the first proprietary car-to-car driver-aid safety devices and deployment of ‘vehicle-to-x’ (V2X) cooperative vehicle communication will be underway in earnest.
That is, if the 12 major vehicle manufacturers of the European Car2Car Communication Consortium hit their self-imposed target of starting roll-out of V2X systems in 2015. There is no guarantee they will have met the deadline three years from now and there are reasons to be sceptical, but there are also signs of real progress.