Ford is Experimenting with Cars that Talk to Each Other via WiFi

Ford is testing a new method for cars to communicate with each other to help reduce accidents.
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Ford is testing a new method for cars to communicate with each other to help reduce accidents.
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Your car may soon be able to communicate with others on the road. Ford is experimenting with a vehicle-to-vehicle network that can help you avoid traffic jams and may even help to reduce collisions. 

Two Ford Kugas have been equipped with V2V WiFi networks to demonstrate how the system would work in the real world. Each car can broadcast its speed and position to others nearby through the network. This information is then provided to the driver. 

For example, if a car is in your blind spot, the V2V network can tell you that a car is approaching so that you'll already know it's there. Currently, some cars are equipped with radar systems that can tell you when the car is already there. 

The network will also be able to interpret if there is a risk of collision on the driver's current course, from the gathered data.