Tuesday, June 12, 2012
Automated Driving in Ann Arbor, Michigan
TorqueNews recently reported that Ann Arbor was was to be the test city for an automated driving test. The project (Safety Pilot Model Deployment) which will allow vehicles to communicate with each other and with roadside information stations via wireless, is now accepting applications from potential participants. It is being run by University of Michigan Transportation Research Institute. Wireless communication is a vital component for an automated driving system because the ability of individual vehicles to exchange information with each other or roadside information stations will help an automated driving system reach its full potential in terms of both safety and efficiency.