BLOG OF SIMON

Trump Administration Gives up Applying New Technologies for Cars

Trump Administration Gives up Applying New Technologies for Cars

Trump administration determined that there is no mandatory use of wireless technology in new cars. It comes against what was proposed by Barack Obama. In December of last year, Obama signed a proposed rule requiring that all new cars would come equipped with a technology known as a vehicle for vehicle communication or V2V.

It would allow the vehicle to transmit its location, speed, direction and other information ten times per second. That would make cars able to detect, for example, when another vehicle is about to hit the brakes or making a wrong turn with enough time to avoid an accident.   

The current administration, on the other hand, decided not to proceed on the mandatory use of the V2V, according to two workers of the auto industry who spoke to the Department of Transportation and other two workers working in companies that contacted the administration under the condition of not having their names released.

The White House and the Department of Transportation refused any comment but the proposal was removed from the list of regulations of the Office of Management & Budget. Instead of that, the proposal was placed on the long-term agenda.

The administration workers said their decision was based on a number of reasons, including the general tendency to avoid imposing expensive decisions on the industry, even when we know most car manufacturers support the V2V. President Trump reduced the government regulations, which he sees as interference to the economy; a trait of his administration.

The Department of Transportation estimates that the V2V technology has the capacity of preventing or reducing in up to 80% the collisions that are not related to alcohol or drugs. V2V would also offer an extra level of security to the self-driven vehicles because it can detect vehicles hidden by buildings or beyond the car sensors and cameras reach. It is expected that V2V could reduce heavy traffic situations, since the vehicles could communicate with the traffic lights, making them green to avoid an unnecessary wait, save fuel and reduce the emission of pollutant gases.

See too

  • By a long shot, the most hazardous driving condition is driving on black ice, also called glare ice. You've likely heard one of these terms utilized some time recently, however what precisely is this kind of ice and why is it so unsafe?

    Basically, dark ice is a thin layer of solidified water which contains not very many air bubbles. The absence of rises in the ice make it be totally straightforward. Since the ice is straightforward, it essentially goes up against an indistinguishable shading from the surface it's joined... Read more

  • How Long Do Tires Last?

    Per: Simon's Auto Body Posted: 03/27/2018

    Consumer Reports’ treadwear testing has shown that family-car tires can readily last 70,000 miles or more, as recorded last year based on evaluating 49 all-season models. This year, we evaluated ultra-high-performance tires, finding that ultra-high-performance tires can’t make half that distance. In fact, some tested UHP tires tested in western Texas showed wear that indicates they will last to just 25,000 to 30,000 miles. To matter matters worse, most Read more