BT is looking into the feasibility of creating a network on Britain's roads, linking cars together wirelessly so that information can be sent from one vehicle to another.

The benefits of bringing the superhighway to the highway are recognised by the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) who are part-funding the project. Being able to send information from one vehicle to another could benefit both drivers and organisations such as traffic control centres, writes DMeurope.

Information could be shared about the volume and type of traffic, for example, helping to control congestion, shorten journey times and ensure optimum fuel consumption resulting in lower pollution levels. Such data could also help show the optimum locations for road toll schemes.

Each vehicle would have an internal network and would be connected via wireless LAN technology to other cars in that area. The project has been dubed "Traffimatics".