Between 7.4 and 8.1 million crashes could be prevented if Dedicated Short Range Communication (DSRC) connected vehicle technology was mandated now, instead of waiting an estimated three years to develop other technologies such as C-V2X.

The analysis compares the possible fatality reduction of DSRC technology to projected deployment rates to calculate its overall effects.


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The study calculated the benefits of implementing DSRC in 2019 instead of delaying 3, 5, or 7 years.
  • Assuming three-year delay, 7.4 million-8.1 million crashes; 2.8 million-3.1 million injuries; and 40,717-44,558 deaths could be prevented
  • Assuming five-year delay, 12.6 million-13.6 million crashes; 4.8 million-5.1 million injuries; and 69,556-75,098 deaths could be prevented
  • Assuming seven-year delay, 17.9 million-19.1 million crashes, 6.8 million-7.2 million injuries; 99,338-105,746 deaths could be prevented.

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The Cost in Fatalities, Injuries and Crashes Associated with Waiting to Deploy Vehicle-to-Vehicle Communication

Author: Sayer, J.; C.A.C. Flannagan; and A.J. Leslie

Published By: Transportation Research Institute

Source Date: 03/01/2018



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Benefit ID: 2019-01354