Connected vehicles

What do Brooklyn, MI,  Minneapolis, Orlando,  Blacksburg, VA, Dallas and San Francisco have in common?

These six cities have been chosen by the U.S. Department of Transportation to host  Connected Vehicle Drive Clinics. These clinics are part of a Department of Transportation research program which is working with the “Crash Avoidance Metrics Partnership (CAMP), a research consortium of eight automobile manufacturers, to develop technology that will help cars, trucks, buses and other vehicles avoid crashes by communicating with nearby vehicles and roadway infrastructure such as traffic signals, dangerous road segments and grade crossings. Drivers will receive safety warnings when there is a risk of a crash or other safety driving hazard.”

Drivers at these clinics will be able to test these new technologies.

According to one of the administrators of the program these technologies could address “81 percent of all unimpaired driver related crashes.”

As I have posted before, exciting new technology has evolved which will make the roads so much safer. Now we just need to keep working on getting the impaired drivers off the road.

Find more info here.

Jan

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