Cost Could Be Big Factor in 'Talking' Cars Acceptance

Cars that “talk” to each other to avoid crashes or traffic jams, like those being tested here, will save lives but the cost of the systems will determine consumers’ acceptance of such technology, the U.S. transportation secretary said on Tuesday.
“These are definitely safer vehicles. At what cost though?” Ray LaHood told reporters at a connected-vehicle conference in Ann Arbor, Michigan. “To me, that’s what the bottom line’s going to be. Safety has a cost …

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