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From United States a systems for smart communication, Vehicle to Vehicle and Vehicle to Environment. A new applications of the Internet of Everything

The United States advance and aim at turning mandatory the installation on all new cars – starting from 2017 – of systems for smart communication, Vehicle to Vehicle and Vehicle to Environment. The process has started at the Transport Department.

The idea is based on the results of a test conducted in 2012 by the University of Michigan in the city of Ann Arbor: within a project launched by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, some 3,000 cars were connected to each other with Dedicated Short Range Communications – DSRC.

This technology is similar to the wi-fi networks that we have at home, but instead of using internet connections through laptops and smartphones, it allows drivers to exchange messages on safety or alert thanks to a cloud system.

Based on the results of the project, the experts of the Department believe that a widespread application of “talking cars” could reduce by as much as 80% road accidents, which in the States have an extremely heavy social and health care cost, with an average 30,000 casualties per year.

“When these technologies are adapted across the fleet”, said David Friedman, cting administrator of the Department of Transport’s National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, “the results could be nothing short of revolutionary for roadway safety”.

The growing interest, also from politicians, for these cutting-edge technologies further confirms that roadway safety is currently one of the main applications of the Internet of Everything and one of the main fields in the prospect of Smart cities.

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