Potholes and road damage are responsible for roughly $6.4 billion in needed repairs to American motorists each year.  Jaguar Land Rover is looking to aid in the prevention of these damages by researching a new car connected technology that will detect road hazards ― like rim-bending potholes ― and relay the information to the proper authorities. According to JLR’s PR representatives,  this technology will allow a vehicle to identify the location, severity, and other changes in road conditions and share the data in real time. The information can notify other vehicles of the danger, giving them time to slow down and avoid, or adjust, the vehicle’s suspension response. Of course, this would apply solely in situations where vehicles are equipped with a system similar to Land Rover’s MagneRide. Detection technology should also help speed up repair and will allow road crews to prioritize in terms of severity.