(Bloomberg) -- U.S. automobile regulators want passenger cars and light trucks to wirelessly stream data about their movements and monitor other vehicles so they don’t crash into each other.

All new light-duty vehicles would be required within four years to be equipped with so-called vehicle-to-vehicle communication systems. The technology will work hand-in-hand with new automated safety devices, such as auto-braking, in another step toward making driverless vehicles a reality, the Department of Transportation said Tuesday.

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