The federal government wants future cars to talk to each other, and Jeeps on steroids.
FOX News Radio's Jeff Monosso with the latest FOX Wheels.
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The federal government wants to require that cars and trucks of the future will talk.
(KITT from Knight Rider) "Michael can I be of assistance?"
Not like KITT, but vehicles that talk to each other with technology that enables them to warn each other of potential danger, in time to avoid collisions, that experts say could prevent thousands of intersection crashes each year, saving lives.
Jeep hasn't come out with a truck since the 1980's and one company, American Expedition Vehicles is expanding on Jeeps' platform, with the Brute Double Cab; essentially - a modified Jeep Wrangle.
(Feldermann) "But, it's a much bigger vehicle - and obviously, way more capable."
AEV's Matt Feldermann.
(Feldermann) "The flexibility and the cargo carrying capacity of a pick-up truck. So, it gives you the best of both worlds."
It'll cost ya about around 90-grand. The company committed to using mostly American made parts.
AEV's also due out with a conversion of the Ram Truck next year.
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