President Barack Obama touted cutting-edge “vehicle to vehicle” technology that could cut up to 80% of all road deaths, reports The Detroit News.

The revolutionary technology could reshape how Americans drive and dramatically reduce the costs of the annual 32,000 road deaths or more and 2 million injuries — crashes that cost society more than $800 billion annually.

Standing behind two Jeep Cherokees and a 2013 Cadillac SRX, Obama said Tuesday the technology could revolutionize driving, save countless lives and reduce wasted fuel by helping reduce traffic congestion, the newspaper reports.

“As the father of a daughter who just turned 16, any new technology that makes driving safer is important to me,” Obama said at a speech at a government research center in McLean, Va. “New technology that makes driving smarter is good for the economy.”

According to Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx, he will unveil a proposal to require the technology before the administration leaves office in 2017.

Source: The Detroit News

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