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purchase, george & murphey.


New Technology Could Help Drivers Avoid Accidents

March 6, 2015

When we take to the roads of Pennsylvania, we know that staying alert is important for staying safe. A good driver is constantly surveying the traffic so as to react as quickly as possible to any potential hazards. But it can be difficult to respond to everything that happens as we drive. A car accident can be caused by that one thing we missed or simply had no way of predicting.A new motor vehicle technology is being tested that holds the promise of providing drivers with critical traffic information while they are behind the wheel. The so-called V2V technology is designed to send signals between vehicles.Vehicles outfitted with the V2V system would be able to broadcast and receive information to and from similarly outfitted vehicles. Reportedly, the data transmitted would include a vehicle’s brake status, speed and even steering wheel position. With this sort of information readily available, drivers could better anticipate the actions of other drivers. Currently, General Motors has plans to build the V2V system into future models of its cars. But this system is still very much in development. Even if the system becomes a standard part of all motor vehicles, it may take years before all cars and trucks have V2V technology on board.So for the time being, we are left having to depend on our own powers of observation to keep us clear of danger as we drive down the road. But automobile accidents can happen anytime. All too often, victims are left with life-changing injuries. Injuries from a car accident could leave you unable to work and may even require long-term care. All the while, you will face mounting medical expenses.In order to get a satisfactory level of compensation for a car accident, you may benefit from the services of a Pennsylvania personal injury attorney. The attorney could work with insurance companies or help you prepare a civil suit as you attempt to receive a just settlement.