Driver Safety and C2X Project

Social networking may be frowned upon and discouraged when it comes to road safety. With introduction of this innovative platform for vehicles, social networking may actually play a key role in keeping drivers safe while driving. The car-to-X (C2X) communication system has been recently tested in a major field trial with over 100 cars.

The Project simTD trial was sponsored by several public entities. Suppliers, communications firms, researchers and automakers all participated in the project. The trial was conducted under the leadership of Daimler AG.

In the trial consisting of 120 vehicles, the car technology was tested to see how effective communication between multiple vehicles could be leveraged to support driver safety. Each vehicle included in the trial is linked the other vehicles and the traffic infrastructure. The platform tracks all driving activity among the vehicles. The system tracks the road activity and shares information with the driver about traffic conditions and incidents, equipping the driver to make informed decisions.

All of the tracking and sharing on the car social networking platform helped drivers avoid and plan ahead for road conditions. The platform successfully prevented pileups among drivers, monitored braking activity and offered alternative routing among drivers included in the trial. Drivers were able to take advantage of suggested routes supplied by the c2x communication technology. The success of the trial may lead to automakers incorporating the technology into the design of vehicles within a few years.

Javaheri & Yahoudai , Personal Injury Attorney LA firm applauds the research and recognizes how important the technology would be in improving driver safety. In 2005, there were a total of 277 fatalities and nearly 430,000 car crash injuries. Congestion along major highways likely contributed to these alarming statistics. Driver inattention, drunk driving and speeding also play a major role in these statistics.

According to Javaheri &Yahoudai ,Personal Injury Attorney LA firm, most of the driving accidents are tied to individual driver behavior. “While the technology can lower the numbers of injury crashes in Los Angeles, California, we can see how this would benefit the thousands of drivers on major roadways in Los Angeles,” Attorney (Mitchell) says. “We can only hope that drivers adopt safer driving habits until the technology becomes available.”

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New Speed Technology Prevents Car and Truck Accidents

According to a new study released by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, electronic devices installed in trucks to prevent speeding behavior have been show to improve road safety.

Data collected between 2007 and 2009 showed that the crash rate among a sample of truck drivers decreased with the speed prevention technology installed in vehicles. The rate for drivers without the speed control devices was at 16.4 trucks per 100 compared to 11 per 100 for those with the speed technology installed. With the release of the truck driver study, carriers are likely to begin requiring that this technology be present in all vehicles operated by truck drivers.

Described as having provided a “profound safety benefit” to the general public, the large scale introduction and subsequent implementation of the speed limit technology could be helpful in preventing thousands of crashes each year, says the TopPersonalInjuryLawyers.com

Each year, 15.5 million trucks are operated on U.S. roads. An estimated $4,900 per second is spent on car-related crash incidents. With over 2 million tractor-trailers operating on the roads, speed and safety is a major public safety concern. In the past two decades, the increase in the number of car accidents has increased by 20 percent, research says. This means that individuals are more at risk of becoming involved in a truck driver accident than ever before, a recipe for an increase in personal injury lawsuits.
Speed limit technology coupled with driver safety training could improve road safety, researchers say.

If an individual is involved in a truck driver accident, it is recommended that the person seek immediate legal representation to make sure that any legal matters that may arise from involvement are handled in a professional manner. Because the number of parties involved can include the truck driver, the owner of the vehicle, the transportation company and the manufacturer of the car parts, the average personal injury victim would have to invest a lot of time into working with the insurance company to make sure that medical expenses are handled. This is why a Javaher & Yahoudai Personal Injury Law Firm should be involved in the case before the initial claim is filed.