News Summary: Cars that talk to each other
CAR TALK: Toyota Motor Corp. is testing car safety systems that allow vehicles to communicate with each other and with the roads they are on in a just completed facility in Japan.
AUTO PILOT: cars at the Intelligent Transport System site receive information from sensors and transmitters installed on streets to minimize the risk of accidents from missing a red light, blind spots and pedestrians crossing the street.
DOWN THE ROAD: Toyota officials said the smart-car technology will be tested on some Japanese roads starting in 2014. Similar tests are planned for the U.S.