A great resource to check out to stay tuned in about transportation issues and innovations in this country is Secretary of Transportation, Ray LaHood’s blog. In stride with the current administration, LaHood and his staff embrace multiple social media communicative tools to pass along information on a daily basis. In addition to the blog, the department also offers a YouTube Channel, Facebook Page and a Twitter Feed.
Yesterday, two staff members were given a look at a new vehicle-to-vehicle communication safety technology the Ford Motor Company is developing. This system allows intelligent cars to communicate wirelessly to warn drivers of potential dangers- like the first car in a row slamming on its brakes, or a car violating the right-of-way at an intersection. Still in development, this relatively inexpensive innovation could be a great asset in driver safety.
For a visual of this new idea, check out the clip below from Ford.