‘Talking’ cars could reduce motorway pile-ups

Scientists from the University of Bologna in Italy have developed software that lets cars “communicate” with one another on the road. Similar technology had been used before but this time, said the team, cars would be able to “know” what had happened kilometres ahead…

Road tests of the software are imminent and will be carried out in August 2011 on the streets and motorways of Los Angeles in conjunction with car maker Toyota.