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USA To save lives, it's time for our cars to 'talk', US says. Are there risks? (+video)

The Department of Transportation is moving us closer to the day when cars exchange 'basic safety data' to avoid collisions. But legal and cyber-security experts cite concerns.

By Staff writer / February 3, 2014

Susan Walsh/AP/File

Hailing the advent of what he called “the next generation of auto safety improvements” that could save thousands of lives a year, Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx fired a virtual starting gun Monday for US government adoption of vehicle-to-vehicle, or V2V, communications technology.