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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