Inside and Out

In this article, the author describes some of the issues remaining before there can be widespread adoption of systems that would allow cars to communicate with each other and the transportation infrastructure to better manage congestion and make driving safer. There has been significant progress in Vehicle Infrastructure Integration (VII), but there is still a lack of clarity over standards for in-vehicle connectivity and who will be establishing them. Three perspectives must be considered: safety, mobility and services. Automakers should be responsible for the first area. Customization will help them justify investments as they gain profits from added-value devices and system. Liability issues, however, must also be addressed. Auto companies also need to speed up their product cycle, so that products make it to market in a more timely manner. By 2020, almost call cars will be capable of vehicle-to-vehicle communications. But this can only be accomplished if wireless communications are brought into the management environment.

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  • English

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  • Accession Number: 01091101
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: UC Berkeley Transportation Library
  • Files: BTRIS, TRIS
  • Created Date: Mar 17 2008 11:41AM