Vehicles Talk Safety

A project in the EU seeks to apply technologies to vehicles and roadway infrastructure to form cooperative systems that can reduce accidents on the roads

September 8, 2009 — Traffic safety is a top-priority area within the European Union. By getting vehicles to communicate with one another and using infrastructure in what is known as cooperative systems, it is possible to considerably increase safety levels, according to industry experts.

"We are already way ahead in the development of this technology," says Carl Johan Almqvist, traffic and product safety director at Volvo Trucks. "Communication between vehicles is no utopian dream."