Bosch Mobility Solutions has revealed its prototype vehicle-to-vehicle communication system – and the company reckon that its “digital protection shield” could prevent one-third of all motorcycle accidents.

Vehicle-to-vehicle (V2V) is a relatively new technology that allows vehicles to communicate with each other. The technology could be extremely advantageous to motorcyclists, for whom visibility is often an issue. A V2V system on a motorcycle that communicates with V2V-equipped cars can send a notification saying something like, “there’s a motorcycle coming round this bend – don’t pull out.” Equally, the system can warn motorcyclists (through an in-helmet headset) of any upcoming hazards.