PBS NewsHour

‘Talking cars’ could prevent accidents before they happen

Clip: 02/03/2014 | 7m 13s

On some new car models, sensors can monitor outside surroundings and warn drivers of peril or kick in automatic braking. The Department Of Transportation is considering a mandate for all automakers to adopt this vehicle-to-vehicle technology. Gwen Ifill talks to Wall Street Journal reporter Dan Neil about how “talking cars” could improve safety on the roads but at the expense of drivers’ privacy.

Aired: 02/03/14

Rating: NR

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