Huge Test of Connected Cars Undertaken

The Detroit Bureau - August 21, 2012

The U.S. DOT and U of M Trans­porta­tion Research Insti­tute are get­ting ready to launch the largest exper­i­ment ever involv­ing con­nect­ed vehi­cles.

“The future is con­nect­ed vehi­cle-to-vehi­cle com­mu­ni­ca­tion,” says Scott Belch­er, pres­i­dent of the Intel­li­gent Trans­porta­tion Soci­ety of Amer­i­ca. Find out what V2V com­mu­ni­ca­tion brings to the table.

Accord­ing to the Nation­al High­way Traf­fic Safe­ty Admin­is­tra­tion, such tech­nol­o­gy could help pre­vent as many as three out of every four high­way deaths.

Scott Belch­er, pres­i­dent of the Intel­li­gent Trans­porta­tion Soci­ety of Amer­i­ca, said con­nect­ed vehi­cles can help not only make motor­ing safer, it can also ease con­ges­tion.

Last year, U.S. road­way deaths fell to their low­est lev­el since 1949, but that still meant more than 30,000 fatal­i­ties.  Con­nect­ed car sys­tems could serve to reduce the num­ber even fur­ther.

 

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