The Nevada Center for Advanced Mobility (Nevada CAM) has partnered with Israeli technology company Nexar to develop first statewide vehicle-to-vehicle (V2V) network in the US.

Established by the Nevada Governor's Office of Economic Development last year, Nevada CAM develops advanced mobility solutions for visitors, residents and industry.

The two companies will focus on improving safety on Nevada's roads and highways, as well as implementing smart transportation systems across the state to optimise infrastructure management, regional planning and inform policy.

The new collaboration will also concentrate on creation new employment opportunities and boost the economic development in the state of Nevada. 

Nevada CAM innovation director Dan Langford said: "Leveraging the collective insight of government, academia, and private industry is the cornerstone of Nevada CAM's mission.

"The Nevada CAM-Nexar partnership represents an enormous opportunity to build upon those efforts so that Nevada, and ultimately other cities and states, can save lives and address key transportation issues through a cost-effective, market-based solution that benefits taxpayers."

The new partnership will also see instruction of new ‘smart state’ systems that will support Nevada’s transportation policy, enforcement and infrastructure management, as well as offer enhanced fleet management capabilities to state and local governments.

"By 2020, the companies intend to generate data covering 250 million miles on a weekly basis."

Nexar co-founder and CEO Eran Shir said: "We are thrilled to enter into this innovative partnership with the Nevada Center for Advanced Mobility. 

"I want to commend Nevada for being a leader in vehicular safety, and for recognising the many other benefits such as accelerated adoption of autonomous vehicles and the development of tools for advanced mobility and smart cities that the vehicle-to-vehicle network can enable."

Under the new partnership, Nexar will support research projects at the Nevada Research Institutes and collaborate with the state on ‘Smart Transportation’ developments in order to accelerate the adoption of autonomous vehicles.

Nexar claims that there has been a 24% reduction in collisions with its V2V network that uses smartphone dashcams and cellular technology to provides real-time alerts to drivers and helps prevent vehicle, cyclist and pedestrian collisions. 

By partnering with Nevada CAM, Nexar anticipates that it will amplify the number of users on Nevada roads and offer the state live mapping capabilities through its recently launched CityStream data platform. 

By 2020, the companies intend to generate data covering 250 million miles on a weekly basis.

As part of the deal, the companies intend to jointly identify additional opportunities with state, city and private vehicle fleets, as well as consumers to expand the V2V network.