More vehicles are implementing sophisticated technologies that aim to prevent crashes by alerting drivers of potential dangers. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) estimates that these vehicle-to-vehicle (V2V) communication systems could prevent up to 80 percent of traffic accidents. The systems send messages to other cars about their speed and distances to help the car react to potential accident scenarios.
You can expect these systems to appear in more cars in the upcoming years, and possibly some motorcycles. At the ITS World Conference in Vienna, Honda showcased its ideas for V2V implementation in motorcycles.
According to Honda’s own research, most motorcycle accidents occur when vehicles fail to stop at intersections or turn left in front of a motorcycle. In both cases, increased visibility for motorcycles could go a long way in reducing motorcycle accidents.
We are very intrigued by this announcement. Bikers have struggled for years to make themselves more visible to other motorists, especially at night or in inclement weather. These measures could make a huge difference in reducing the high number of motorcycle accidents. In 2008 alone, over 5,000 bikers died in fatal motorcycle accidents, according to NHTSA.
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