Officials near breakthrough on ‘connected’ vehicles

After its investigation of a South Jersey school bus accident that killed 11-year-old Isabelle Tezsla, the National Transportation Safety Board recommended last month that all new vehicles be equipped with crash-avoidance technology to prevent similar tragedies.
On Thursday, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration said it “could be at the verge” of a breakthrough in such technology to allow vehicles to communicate with each other and “transform the nation’s surface transportation safety, mobility and environmental performance.”