Car to car wifi

Ford demos car-to-car networking for traffic-shaping: can you spoof it to beat traffic?
“Ford’s technology works over a dedicated short-range WiFi system on a secure channel allocated by the FCC. Ford says the system one-ups radar safety systems by allowing full 360-degree coverage even when there’s no direct line of sight. Scenarios where this could benefit safety or traffic? Predicting collision courses with unseen vehicles, seeing sudden stops before they’re visible, and spotting traffic pattern changes on a busy highway. As much as 81 percent of all passenger vehicle crashes where alcohol isn’t a factor are due to such hazards, according to Ford. That amounts to over 4.3 million incidents each year. Ford wants to reduce that number.”
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