The Department of Transportation accelerates on the road to autonomy with a proposal to require vehicle to vehicle to vehicle communications in future cars.
Automotive supplier Continental announces its communications electronics package has made the jump to LTE.
The government believes vehicle-to-vehicle data links will help improve driver safety, and will push for legislation requiring it in "a future year."
At the IFA show, the company showed a version of its S-Max car with abilities like Wi-Fi based car-to-car communications, radar-based emergency collision detection, and better self-parking skills.
Why waste your drive time doing the actual driving, when technology can be your chauffeur? The century-old auto culture is on the verge of radical change, and you can thank Google for where it's headed.
The German company, already with significant experience in car-control systems, expects cars to take over driving duties partially in 2016 and all the way by 2020.