Soon, ‘talking’ cars to ease traffic congestion

They have already developed a model to improve the clarity of the vehicle-to-vehicle (V2V) transmissions needed to make that concept a reality. “The model helps us understand how the V2V signals are distorted. And understanding how the signal may be distorted allows you to design a signal that is less likely to become distorted in the first place,” says Dr Dan Stancil, head of North Carolina State University’s Department of Electrical and computer Engineering and co-author of a paper on the work.