New technological innovations continue to change the way traffic laws are enforced in Georgia, and C-V2X is just one example of this. Based on 5G technology, C-V2X could give authorities the power to enforce more laws and issue more tickets. Governments in Georgia are already celebrating the implementation of this technology. But how could it affect your life as a motorist? What are some concerns with C-V2X, and should we be rethinking this technology?
What is C-V2X?
“C-V2X” stands for “Cellular Vehicle to Everything.” The concept is quite simple: It allows vehicles to share data with each other, transportation infrastructure, mobile networks, and even pedestrians. Why would vehicles want to share data with each other? Apparently, this has the potential to reduce traffic jams and increase road safety. Proponents of this technology argue that it will help prioritize emergency vehicle movement and provide motorists with red-light violation warnings. Some even argue that it will cut emissions by 20%.
Many modern vehicles come equipped with V2X capabilities, with brands like Toyota emerging as early adopters. The problem is that unless all vehicles adopt this technology, its effectiveness will be non-existent. For this system to work, almost all vehicles on Georgia’s roads would need to adopt V2X.
Legal Issues Associated With V2X
Legal issues surrounding V2X are among its greatest roadblocks. One of the most obvious concerns is data privacy. With your vehicle automatically sharing data with mobile networks, there is no telling who might be able to access this information. What if someone wants to track your movements? Could this make it easier for tech-savvy cyberstalkers to harass their victims? How will this data be regulated? Is it really constitutional for the government to install technology in your car that automatically gives you a ticket every time you roll through a red light? Some might argue that this would be tantamount to installing a traffic camera onto your vehicle – as this technology would be constantly watching you for any potential infraction. There is also the possibility of automatically getting a speeding ticket as soon as you reach a certain velocity.
Georgia is Already Implementing V2X
Speaking about V2X, DOT commissioner Russel McMurry expressed his enthusiasm for V2X, stating:
“Our focus is always on safety and our ultimate goal at Georgia DOT is to achieve zero fatalities on our roadways. “It is critical that we take a forward-looking approach and deploy new technologies quickly and safely to protect Georgia’s motoring public, and this technology gets us a little bit closer to our goal.”
Where Can I Find a Traffic Law Attorney in Georgia?
Regardless of whether new technology led to your traffic ticket, it may be worth discussing your situation alongside an experienced traffic law attorney. Choose Lankford & Moore Law to assess your legal options. Often, the use of questionable, unproven new technology makes it easier than ever to dispute and challenge your tickets. Book your consultation today to begin the process.