All vehicles equipped with “talking” kit that lets them communicate to each other are being put to test on Ann Arbor roads in Michigan. This intelligent technology alerts the vehicle drivers to situations that can lead to potentially dangerous accidents.

The one year hard work is organised by the Department of Transport, US. According to the US department of Transport, the data collected could trigger a change in the law needing such safety equipment.

Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood said “this intelligent technology provides genuine guarantee for enhancing the efficiency and safety of our roads. This is a true profitable formula for all drivers across America.”

As per 2011 statistics on US roads, over 32,000 people died on the US’s roads due to road crashes. 80% of accidents that did not involve alcohol, driver distraction or drugs could ultimately be avoided with this cutting-edge technology.

Vehicles fitted with this latest technology include General Motors, Ford, Honda, Mercedes-Benz, Hyundai, Nissan, Volkswagen and Toyota with the budget of $25m.

More than 500 buses and trucks are already fitted with the talking devices. The technology used is similar to Wi-Fi and the number is set to increase to 2800 by October first week.

The package will allow vehicles to communicate by sending data to each other and chosen areas of the city’s system.

Drivers will get warning when there is a potential danger of crashing into another vehicle at corners where the view is restricted; if the oncoming vehicle is switching lanes in their blind spot; when there is a possibility of rear-end collision if the car in the front has stopped suddenly.

David Strickland, National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, said “The technology has the potential to be the ultimate winner in road safety provided we need to understand how to use it in an effective way.”

Vehicle drivers will be warned of potential risks they might not be able to see to reduce the risk of a collision otherwise. Technologies similar to the one used in the project are already on the market. Buy cars in USA to benefit from this cutting-edge technology and cut down the risk of potential dangers on road and relax while driving.

Bosch already offers a sensor technology that registers vehicles or obstacles three metres to a car’s side. Nissan has also released a radar that monitors the drive way and activates the brakes if it senses a potential collision.

The US government is in the process of creating a superior technology that does not depend on the talking kit alone to “see” a problem. However, a pro alerted that the technology’s success would be restricted until all drivers install the tool.

Prof David Bailey, Coventry Business School automotive expert told the BBC that “This is a classic case of standards needing to be applied.”

“There is evidence that consumers are willing to pay for this kind of safety equipment, but to move the market on you might need some kind of regulatory change.

So the amount of time it will take before we see it become widespread will depend on both whether the technology is viable and how quickly governments are likely to demand that vehicles implement it. If they don’t push hard it could still be 30 to 40 years away.

Meanwhile Volvo in Europe is attempting to create an alternative wireless technology.  This technology allows car to follow a lead car resembling its behaviour and creating a convoy.

This technology is intended to be used on high ways in which vehicle drivers are allowed to relax and hand over the control to the technology.