James Kurt Posted over 2 years ago Jennifer Healey: If cars could talk, accidents might be avoidable Interesting topic. Aside from a controlled environment where all cars on the road had the same communication standards and technology, my guess is that a few "outliers" old cars, classic cars that could not perform these tasks would not be allowed on the roads. Or more likely, roads would become segregated for those cars that had the technology and those that did not. Unfortunately, when a driver who is used to driving under "priviledged road status" had to venture out onto regular roads without the benefit of constant feedback and communication from the rest of the system, they would be at a significant disadvantage. I'd love to see/hear what the Car Insurance industry's take on this topic would be. Where would the liability be? With the driver? The Car Manufacturer? They communications provider? Or the governmental agencies that would be tasked with sorting all of this information out should the unfortunate yet inevitable incident occur. I'd rather see a Disneyland style Peoplemover type system with Maglev Pods. You'd pick your pod, program i where you want to go and the master computer would whisk you away down your street to the more major traffic corridors where pods would "link" together like a train for longer distances cutting down on wind resistance and improving energy efficiency. When you got near your destination, the master controls would decouple you from the train and route you either from one artery to the next seamlessly taking into account all of the other traffic and destinations that were a part of the system at that time.