Here are the emerging technologies stories for the week of August 11th.
Cars that Collaborate - The EU is reserving a section of spectrum to be used for cars to communicate with each other and with roadside installations. The idea is to protect against collisions and hazards, and I'm sure it would never be used for law enforcement.
Fast Internet to Go Slow - Researchers are looking at the use of metamaterials to slow down fast Internet connections without the need for electrical conversions, something that could speed up the overall Internet.
USB 3.0 Spec Released - Intel has released a nearly complete specification for the next generation of USB 3.0 connections.