Smartphone’s Next Role: Reducing Highway Fatalities

Automotive researchers have been earnestly studying the V2V idea for years, but the cellphone aspect of it is new. Grimm demonstrated the smartphone technology at the Intelligent Transport Systems World Congress in Orlando on October 17.”Someone could start up their V2V application on the phone and put it in a pocket or purse, while it decides if it needs to send warning to other vehicles in the area,” Grimm said. “All of that would be seamlessly communicated over a wireless link through your vehicle’s audio system.”