The internet itself is just a system of computers that all connect to one another. A far-fetched idea when it began, it's now something that we use every day. If you're reading this, you're using it right now. Most people don't think twice about the whole thing, these days.
Digital reality has been expanded over the years into an "internet of things." These are internet-equipped devices that can communicate with one another. They make home automation possible, among many other things.
Experts now predict that the future could see a similar internet of cars. Wireless technology could allow all aspects of the roadway system to communicate endlessly and in real-time. This includes the cars themselves, but it also includes traffic signals, roads, other vehicles, transportation authorities and the like.
If cars could talk to one another, could they massively reduce the odds of an accident? What about if traffic signals could tell your car that the light turned red, even if you, as the driver, never saw it? What if roadways could track driver tendencies to fuel safer designs?
This goes hand-in-hand with the idea of autonomous cars. We know that human drivers cause the vast majority of accidents. If you can take those drivers out of the equation with self-driving cars, you may save lives. If you can let cars talk to each other and communicate when drivers can't, you may prevent crashes. The goal is a world without accidents.
Unfortunately, we do not live in this world as of yet. If you get injured in a car accident that someone causes, you need to know what options you have to seek redress against the culpable party. Find out more about the process of making a claim as soon as possible after a wreck.