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Connected Vehicle Safety Mandate Hits Unexpected Pothole Of Opposition

There’s opposition to a proposal that all new cars have vehicle-to-vehicle communications systems

Timing, security, outdated technology among critics’ concerns A once-popular idea to equip cars with technology to communicate with one another and avoid collisions is encountering unexpected potholes in Washington. An array of forces, from free-market groups opposed to government mandates to cable providers angling for greater access to high-speed wireless airwaves, have mounted opposition to a proposal that all new cars have vehicle-to-vehicle communications systems. If the rule is finalized, all new light-duty vehicles would be required within four years to be equipped with vehicle-to-vehicle communication systems. read more at ttnews.com

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