91°
Baton Rouge, Louisiana
3 Day Outlook
Sun
102°
75°
0%
Mon
99°
76°
10%
Tue
99°
76°
10%

Latest Weather Blog

Follow our weather team on social media

Obama pushing research on cars that talk to cars

1 year ago July 15, 2014 Jul 15, 2014 Tuesday, July 15 2014 Tuesday, July 15, 2014 1:33:52 AM CDT in News
Source: Associated Press
By: Hunter Robinson

WASHINGTON, D.C. - President Barack Obama is envisioning a time when cars will be able to talk with other cars or with America's roads. He says such technology could prevent crashes, cut down on traffic and save gasoline.

Obama on Tuesday will visit a federal highway research center in northern Virginia. The White House says he will highlight partnerships between the Transportation Department, auto-makers and the University of Michigan. The groups are developing and testing vehicle-to-vehicle and vehicle-to-infrastructure communications technology.

The trip is part of Obama's push for Congress to shore up funding for highways and transportation. He says that's key to keeping the U.S. competitive.

Obama wants a long-term commitment to keep money flowing to states. His administration has warned that the Highway Trust Fund will need help by early August.

More News

comments powered by Disqus

Desktop News

Click to open Continuous News in a sidebar that updates in real-time.
Radar
7 Days