Automakers BMW and Renault recently presented a system that allows their vehicles to communicate with each other, relaying information such as traffic jams or accidents. Drivers with the car-to-car system, for example, can relay the coordinates of a vehicle in distress on a lone road. Rescue teams would then use the GPS-provided coordinates to find the vehicle while surrounding drivers would receive warning on their radios. So far the system is only designed to work for BMWs and MINI Coopers.
There is currently no time table to roll out the system for production according to BMW. GM rolled a similar technology called V2V
that for now exists as four computers stuffed into the trunk of a Cadillac.
[Source: Deutsche Presse-Agentur via Monsters and Critics]