Data gained from the model deployment will help authorities examine the effectiveness of V2V and V2I systems in improving road safety
Some 3,000 vehicles equipped with wireless technology that allows them to communicate have taken to the roads in the Ann Arbor in the world's biggest field test of V2V and V2I technology (Image: GM)
Hot on the heels of Daimler announcing the largest ever field-test of its car-to-X vehicle communications system in Germany, a similar program being conducted by the U.S. Department of Transport (DoT) got underway this week in the Ann Arbor region of Michigan. Whereas the Daimler trial involves 120 network-linked vehicles, the Connected Vehicle Safety Pilot Model Deployment Program will see some 3,000 vehicles hitting the road in the world's biggest ever real world test of connected-vehicle communication technology.
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