What if cars could talk to each other?

So, I have been commuting a lot more in my car than I did usually.

And, on a normal day, my commute is about 3 hours (1.5 each way). For some of this time, I end up making work phone calls, sometimes calling my friends, and quite frankly, my favourite part is listening to some podcasts. I can’t believe how I have been living without them all this time. I know, podcasts might already be so long time ago.

anyway, back to the topic.

So, some of my time during this commute, I can’t help but notice the behaviour of so many drivers. I can’t believe these are real people who are behaving this way.

People not allowing others to change lanes, others cutting in without indicators, ocassional honking and yelling and of course, the classic “the flipping finger”

This makes me think, do these people behave the same way when they are driving with their families in the cars.

Would they behave the same way if everyone knew what they were doing?

sort of the same idea as the guy in “N Train Gossip” (who btw, is looking for attention by any means possible)

Made me think, what if cars could talk to each other

What if each car was aware of other cars around it.

So, when there is a baby in the car, others don’t have to be informed via a sticker. The other cars would just know.

If a older person were to get in the fast lane and causing a jam, his/her car would alert that other cars would like the passage forward and he/she could kindly move to less faster lanes.

And more importantly, cars would respect each other a lot more than we humans do.

Which begs the question, why do people behave more courteous in person vs. when they are in a car.. hmmm, food for thought

 

Oh, if you are thinking, what a great thought around car-to-car communication, the technology is already here 🙂

http://www.cnbc.com/2016/01/05/cars-talking-to-each-other-believe-it.html

 

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Lovekesh Babbar

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