How V2V could keep Florida drivers safe

In the future, it is possible that light vehicles, such as cars and small trucks, will have vehicle-to-vehicle (V2V) capabilities. This will enable vehicles to provide information like speed and location in addition to advance warning about imminent dangers on the road. In turn, this could lead to a reduction in fatal accidents and other serious accidents.

In 2012, an experiment was conducted that showed the effectiveness of such technology. In the future, it is hoped that this technology will be combined with sensors aboard the vehicle to allow it to stop or steer if a collision is deemed imminent. Currently, the technology only allows vehicles to relay information to other vehicles equipped with V2V capabilities. While motorcycles were not part of the testing, it is likely that they will be given V2V capabilities in the future as well.

This may prevent motorcycle accidents involving multiple vehicles that are caused because the driver of a car did not see the motorcycle. In as many as two-thirds of of multiple-vehicle crashes involving a motorcycle, the driver at fault did not give the motorcycle the proper right-of-way. It is believed that these crashes could be reduced if there was a warning system that could tell drivers that a motorcycle is in the vicinity.

Those who are hurt in motorcycle accidents as well as the families of those killed in such accidents may wish to consult a personal injury attorney. An attorney may make it possible to win compensation for medical bills, funeral and burial costs, lost wages and lost future earnings, among other damages. Talking to a lawyer may also help ensure that any personal injury case is filed before applicable statutes of limitation expire. If a statute of limitations runs out, it may not be possible to proceed with a case.

Source: Ultimate Motorcycling, “Vehicle-to-Vehicle Communications for Motorcycles?,” Gary Llminen, Jan. 6, 2015