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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 …

U.S. Sees Mandate on Talking Vehicles Cutting Road Crashes, Deaths

U.S. automobile regulators want passenger cars and light trucks to wirelessly stream data about their movements and monitor other vehicles so they don’t crash into each other. All new light-duty vehicles would be required within four years to be equipped …

Next Big Car Safety Feature Could be This Smartphone Camera App

Drivers in San Francisco, Manhattan and Tel Aviv may soon have another safety tool at their disposal: a mobile app that alerts them to dangers ahead in the road. Nexar Ltd., an Israeli startup whose app records video from a …

How Self-Driving Cars Will Make Motorcycles Safer

Self-driving technology promises to pretty much transform the auto industry as we know it. It may also change the business of selling motorcycles—but in a very different way. It all comes down to safety, according to Karl Viktor Schaller, head …

New Audi Cars to Tell Drivers in U.S. When Traffic Lights Will Change

German carmaker Audi is rolling out technology that will allow its vehicles in the United States to communicate with traffic signals, allowing for a more stress-free ride in what it says is the car industry’s first commercial use of the …

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 …

White House Urged to Protect Wireless Spectrum for Connected Vehicles

More than 50 automakers, state transportation agencies and other groups urged the White House and other federal policymakers on Thursday not to open a portion of the wireless spectrum reserved for connected vehicles in the near future. The letter was …

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 …

Federal Safety Officials Look to Accelerate Self-Driving Cars, Vehicle Technologies

Self-driving cars being developed by Google Inc. and some automakers are getting a lift from U.S. auto-safety regulators eager to accelerate automation that they predict could prevent many crashes. Transportation Department regulators today released a policy intended to advance testing …