Huge Test of Connected Cars Undertaken

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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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