You know we're headed safely into the future when Ford starts trotting out 'talking car' technology. It's highly unlikely that your next-gen Taurus will start criticizing your outfit selection anytime soon, but it will alert you to potential unseen collisions. The V2V (Vehicle-to-Vehicle) communication powering this auto evolution differs slightly from existing peer-to-peer tech -- wedding GPS with a dedicated WiFi network, these autobots are only five years away from giving K.I.T.T. all sorts of company. Toss in a bit of FCC-channel security, add a dashboard of flashing-red LEDs, and you're looking at a car that'll aggressively bleep and bloop you out of harm's way. Rest easy Big Brother types, Ford says the cars won't be automagically controlling themselves -- you still have to rely on those well-honed ninja reflexes for that.

[Image courtesy CNET]Ford's V2V tech talks to other cars, may or may not temper road rage (video) originally appeared on Engadget on Thu, 23 Jun 2011 18:23:00 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds.



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