Government Testing Out Cars That Can Sense Wrecks

06.08.12 | Sarah Harnisch

Cars can now stop accidents. The federal government will run a test with 3-thousand drivers in Michigan this summer to see how new technology works that allows cars to talk to each other within a thousand feet. Then they stop-- if there's going to be a crash. The government will do a real-world test of 3-thousand cars, trucks, and buses with volunteer drivers in Ann Arbor, Michigan, to see if the technology really works. The vehicles communicate over a wireless network and know where other cars are. Then the cars stop if they're about to cause a wreck.