Comments on Proposed Vehicle‐​to‐​Vehicle Communications Mandate

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The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s proposed rule to mandate vehicle‐​to‐​vehicle (V2V) communications for new light vehicles is expensive, risky, and likely to inhibit the development of superior technologies that can accomplish the same goals at a far lower cost. This mandate should be rejected in favor of programs that would encourage software and hardware companies to develop better V2V smartphone systems and encourage consumers to adopt those systems.