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Toyota Plans to Sell Talking Cars in U.S. Within 3 Years

Toyota Motor Corp. plans to start selling U.S. vehicles that can talk to each other using short-range wireless technology in 2021, the Japanese automaker said on Monday, potentially preventing thousands of accidents annually. The U.S. Transportation Department must decide whether …

Coming Soon: Talking Car That Tells If Driver Is About to Have Medical Emergency

A driver experiencing an unexpected cardiac event on the road isn’t the only one at risk. Fellow passengers and motorists also face death or serious injury when another person has a medical emergency behind the wheel. That’s why representatives from …

Talking Cadillac Tries to Be Heard Over Silicon Valley on Airwaves

General Motors Co. is rolling out a sedan laden with gadgets that track other cars on the road and can automatically brake to avoid collisions, fulfilling a safety vision decades in the making. Yet the 2017 Cadillac CTS arrives to …

Smartcars Could Cause Traffic Headaches

Traffic jams in the future could cause potentially dangerous data snarl-ups as cars packed with entertainment, safety and navigation features vie for airwaves with smartphones, tablets and networked features in other vehicles, according to a study. By 2024, mobile networks …

Experts See Gradual Transition to Accident-Free Driving

As millions of cars are under recall for potentially lethal air bags, designers are trying to reduce the need for the device – using sensors, radar, cameras and lasers to prevent collisions in the first place. With driver error blamed …

Foreign Accents Drive Smart Cars’ Voice Technology Crazy

Colin and Rachel Britton have a failure to communicate when they slip into their $95,000 Mercedes GL500. Not with each other, with their car. Its voice recognition system is dumbfounded by their British accents, especially Rachel’s. “The car just doesn’t …

2017 Cadillacs to Feature Hands-Free Driving, V2V Technology

General Motors Co., the largest U.S. automaker, will introduce a Cadillac model in two years that can travel on the highway without the driver holding the steering wheel or putting a foot on a pedal. The 2017 Cadillac model will …

Citing Lives Saved, Regulators Prepare to Mandate Talking Car Technology

The U.S. Transportation Department moved forward on writing rules that may mandate automakers’ use of talking-car technology, saying more than a thousand lives a year might be saved on the nation’s roadways. Two of the most promising crash-avoidance technologies warning …

Urbanization, Mobility, Gridlock and Predictions of ‘Peak Car’

The world that Henry Ford put on wheels is poised for a stall. In the globe’s growing megacities, pollution and gridlock are putting a damper on driving. In India, some commuters are leaving their cars at home to avoid traffic …

U.S. to Require Cars to Have ‘Talking’ Technology to Prevent Accidents

U.S. regulators will propose rules before President Barack Obama leaves office requiring vehicle- to-vehicle communications systems in new cars, which advocates said may aid safety more than seat belts and air bags. “Vehicle-to-vehicle technology represents the next generation of auto …