The Dept of Transportation’s recommendations were announced today. It seems like a good idea that should be developed.
I’m puzzled how the system will work in heavy traffic. It seems like that many signals from cars would be a cacophony that even a computer couldn’t make sense of. They’ll probably have a vehicle ID (VIN) in the signal to sort out which cars are on the road near you. Traffic will be challenging for the system designers.
I wonder how much control the system will have over a car? Say someone wanted to change lanes and pass. But there’s a car coming 400 ft away. Will the car refuse to accelerate and let you pass someone? That could be more dangerous than letting the driver pass and get back into his lane.