Thursday, September 24, 2015

Ann Arbor partners with U-M to continue connected vehicles research

Image credit: Ann Arbor News
Using a range of grants, the University of Michigan and the City of Ann Arbor have partnered on a continuation of the Safety Model Deployment Project. The University of Michigan Transportation Research Institute recruited 2,800 residents and drivers to install wireless communication devices in vehicles, and at roadside and intersection locations. The devices warn drivers when safety threats approach via audible and visual alerts. Using the data collected, the program can determine the effectiveness of connected vehicle safety at reducing crashes and for real-world responses to the technology. The city will benefit from the upgraded traffic management and intersection signaling, while the University will benefit from exposure for its exploration and innovation.

For more information about the program, read the article at MLive.

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