The Auto Industry’s VHS-or-Betamax Moment – The New York Times

Tierr@_de_N@die: Here the dilemma: a better known and already tested system based on wi-fi technology plein of limitations or a new state-in-the-art technology with more possibilities but still not mature enough. The key point: earlier implantation means thousands of lives saved. A decision must be taken.

A recent study published by the University of Michigan Transportation Research Institute calculated the cost of waiting to deploy vehicle-to-vehicle systems. A three-year delay will allow the sale of millions of new cars and light trucks without them, and those vehicles will remain on the road for an average of 15 years. During that time, they would have millions of avoidable collisions, according to the study, which was written by James Sayer, the institute’s director, and two other researchers.

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