Vehicle-to-Vehicle
Communications

NHTSA is committed to improving safety and mobility on our nation's roadways. As we look ahead to the next stage of roadway safety in America, vehicle-to-vehicle (V2V) communication technology shows great promise in transforming the way Americans travel. Using V2V technology, vehicles ranging from cars to trucks and buses to trains could one day be able to communicate important safety and mobility information to one another that can help save lives, prevent injuries, ease traffic congestion, and improve the environment.

V2V communications can help drivers avoid crashes on busy streets

Information & Reports

Images

These images are from NHTSA's research report, "Vehicle-to-Vehicle Communications: Readiness of V2V Technology for Application" and they are available for use. Clicking on the thumbnail images on this page will open the full-size image in a separate window or tab. You can then download the images by right-clicking on the image and choosing the "Save image as" option.

Visual representation of V2V Communication

Visual representation of V2V Communication

Examples of crash scenarios and V2V applications

Examples of crash scenarios and V2V applications

Example of V2V Intersection Movement Assist Warning scenario

Example of V2V Intersection Movement Assist Warning Scenario

In-vehicle components of a V2V communications system

In-Vehicle components of a V2V system

V2V communications-equipped vehicle

V2V-equipped vehicle

Camera-, sensor-, and radar-equipped vehicle

Camera-, sensor-, and radar-equipped vehicle

DSRC effective range

DSRC effective range

Simplified V2V communications security system

Simplified V2V security system

Current V2V security system design for deployment and operations

Current V2V security system design for deployment and operations