Automobiles

Feds To Announce Whether Cars Will Be Required To Be Equipped With Car-To-Car Communication Technology

Announcement expected at midday today

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WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal officials are planning to announce whether automakers should be required to equip new cars and light trucks with technology that enables vehicles to communicate with each other to prevent collisions. Such vehicle-to-vehicle communication promises to transform traffic safety.

The Department of Transportation has scheduled the announcement for midday Monday. Transportation officials estimate the technology could prevent up to 80 percent of accidents that don't involve drunken drivers or mechanical failure.