Ford's V2V tech talks to other cars, may or may not temper road rage (video)
You know we're headed safely into the future when Ford starts trotting out 'talking car' technology. It's highly unlikely that your next-gen Taurus will start criticizing your outfit selection anytime soon, but it will alert you to potential unseen collisions. The V2V (Vehicle-to-Vehicle) communication powering this auto evolution differs slightly from existing peer-to-peer tech -- wedding GPS with a dedicated WiFi network, these autobots are only five years away from giving K.I.T.T. all sorts of company. Toss in a bit of FCC-channel security, add a dashboard of flashing-red LEDs, and you're looking at a car that'll aggressively bleep and bloop you out of harm's way. Rest easy Big Brother types, Ford says the cars won't be automagically controlling themselves -- you still have to rely on those well-honed ninja reflexes for that.