I’ll be honest. I just got into a fender bender this past week. Totally my fault. They’re building a new house right on the lake we pass on the way to our local YMCA and I was admiring the progress of the beautiful home when traffic stopped in front of me. I slammed on my brakes, but, alas, it was not enough and I hit the car in front me.
Now I have to go without my car until July 9.
Do I wish that all cars had vehicle-to-vehicle braking technology? Why, yes. Yes, I do. It would’ve saved me a whole lot of grief the past few days and next couple weeks.
This article and video highlight the basics of this technology currently being tested in Europe. Basically what it does is allows the cars to talk to each and alert the driver of the cars if a collision seems imminent. In my case, snap me out of wondering how much that lake-side home cost and get me to notice that the light had turned red. True, in order for it to work, all cars would have to be equipped with the technology, but we are always adding safety technology to our cars and think of all the collisions it could prevent!
What do you think? Does this technology look like a good idea or just a waste of money?