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U.S. Department of Transportation One Step Closer to Requiring V2V Communication

The U.S. Department of Transportation’s (DOT) National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has taken a big step toward requiring future vehicles to talk to each other to prevent possible collisions. NHTSA has released an Advanced Notice of Proposed Rulemaking and a Supporting Research Report on Vehicle-to-Vehicle (V2V) Communications Technology and expects to deliver notice of proposed rulemaking by 2016. “This could make it a little more interesting to install glass,” says Sam Shipley, owner of Maryland Auto Glass.

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U.S. Transportation Secretary Foxx Calls for Long-Term Highway Funding

U.S. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx continued pushing for more funding from U.S. Congress, saying the short-term 10-month $10.9 billion transportation “patch” passed by the House of Representatives and now being considered in the Senate is only a temporary fix for a “crumbling” highway system that shows a growing number of potholes and other damage. The fix means that “at current spending levels, we will fall almost $850 billion short of transportation needs nationally by 2020,” he said during a speech at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C., on Monday.

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