University of Michigan plans to test 9,000 talking cars
The University of Michigan plans to test 9,000 wirelessly connected vehicles in Ann Arbor in the next two years, up from the 3,000 cars, truck, motorcycles and bikes it is testing now. The research is part of a project funded in large part by the U.S. Department of Transportation.
The aim is not only to improve safety a vehicle-to-vehicle (V2V) car will alert the driver if a V2V car up ahead suddenly brakes but also to test the feasibility of automated, driverless vehicles. DOT has followed the universityês research for the past year and a half and concluded that V2V technology improves road safety. The university says that finding could cause the federal government to require wireless technology in all new cars by the end of the decade.Download Bulletin PDF