ITS America, ITE and AASHTO Joint Statement Concerning Vehicle-to-Vehicle Communications and U.S. Department of Transportation’s Statement on V2V

“Some news outlets today report that the U.S. Department of Transportation is considering significant changes to its effort to establish a nationwide standard for vehicle-to-vehicle (V2V) safety communications.

If these reports are correct, this change in policy will result in a substantial setback in our nation’s efforts to reduce the number of traffic crashes that result in death or injury. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, the number of people being killed and injured is increasing, after several years of declines. In 2016, 37,461 died, a 5.6% increase from 2015.”