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The Next Step in Auto Safety: Vehicle-to-Vehicle Communications

COURSE NO: C04-036
The Next Step in Auto Safety: Vehicle-to-Vehicle Communications
Course Highlights

This online engineering PDH course introduces the basic concepts of Vehicle-to-Vehicle (V2V) communication systems. V2V systems, which use on-board dedicated short-range radio communication devices to transmit information between moving vehicles, have the potential to revolutionize motor vehicle safety.


The information transmitted consists of speed, acceleration, heading, brake status, and other aspects of the vehicles’ motion. When received in a timely manner, this information helps vehicle systems identify and warn about potential crash situations with other vehicles. Thus V2V-based safety applications potentially could reduce the number and severity of motor vehicle crashes and the losses and costs to society that would otherwise have resulted.


This 4 PDH online course is intended for electrical, mechanical, civil, and transportation engineers concerned with automobile safety.

Learning Objectives

This PE continuing education course is intended to provide you with the following specific knowledge and skills:

  • Learning about safety needs
  • Understanding how V2V could help address overall crash population
  • Understanding how pre-crash scenarios potentially can be addressed by V2V communications
  • Learning about radar and camera based systems
  • Learning about communication-based systems
  • Learning about ore-crash scenarios and associated safety applications
  • Learning about fusion of vehicle-resident and communication-based systems
  • Learning about automated systems
  • Understanding the need for the Federal government to assume a large role in establishing key elements of the V2V environment
  • Understanding the superiority of V2V technology in preventing intersection and left-turning crashes
  • Learning about V2V international and harmonization efforts
Course Document

In this professional engineering CEU course, you need to review the course document titled, “The Next Step in Auto Safety: Vehicle-to-Vehicle Communications” which is based on Section II of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) that proposes to establish a new Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS), No. 150, to mandate V2V communications for new light vehicles and to standardize the message and format of V2V.

To view, print and study the course document, please click on the following link(s):
The Next Step in Auto Safety: Vehicle-to-Vehicle Communications (967 KB)
Course Quiz

Once you complete your course review, you need to take a multiple-choice quiz consisting of twenty five (25) questions to earn 4 PDH credits. The quiz will be based on this DOT publications.

The minimum passing score is 70%. There is no time limit on the quiz, and you can take it multiple times until you pass at no additional cost.
Certificate of Completion

Upon successful completion of the quiz, print your Certificate of Completion instantly. (Note: if you are paying by check or money order, you will be able to print it after we receive your payment.) For your convenience, we will also email it to you. Please note that you can log in to your account at any time to access and print your Certificate of Completion.

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