Toyota hopes to adopt a dedicated short-range communications systems, allowing vehicles to talk to one another, in the U.S. across most of its lineup by the mid-2020s.

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Look who’s talking. Toyota said it will roll out vehicle-to-vehicle connectivity in its lineup starting in 2021, allowing cars to “talk” to one another using dedicated short-range communications technology. The move is intended to increase vehicle safety and urge other automakers to deploy similar technology as a V2V federal mandate stalls in Washington.

Fighting words. After the Center for Investigative Reporting released a report detailing how Tesla misidentified injuries at its Fremont, Calif., factory to help its accident reporting numbers, the automaker shot back with a blog post, calling the outlet “an extremist organization” and claiming it was working with the UAW.

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