Tag Archive: safety pilot model deployment

Sep 06

Officials near Breakthrough on ‘Connected’ Vehicles

From Philly.com “On Thursday, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration said it “could be at the verge” of a breakthrough in such technology to allow vehicles to communicate with each other and “transform the nation’s surface transportation safety, mobility and environmental performance.” “The NHTSA has just completed a yearlong test in Ann Arbor, Mich., with …

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Sep 06

U.S. Extends Connected Vehicle Pilot Program in Ann Arbor

From The Detroit News “The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration is extending a pilot project in Ann Arbor on connected vehicles by another six months, but said it won’t change its timetable for deciding whether to move forward with the new technology. “The project was initially supposed to last a year when it was kicked …

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Aug 20

Hot Topics among Suppliers: Electronics, Downsizing

From Crain’s Detroit Business “Jim Sayer, program manager of the University of Michigan Transportation Research Institute, updated attendees on the connected-vehicle testing happening in Ann Arbor. “More than 2,750 cars are equipped with connected devices and are being tracked by the Transportation Research Institute. The Connected Vehicle Safety pilot program is testing active safety technologies …

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May 14

Why Wednesday Hearing Could Be Connected Cars’ Moment of Truth: Viable Technology or Vaporware?

From Automotive News “In the software industry, people talk about vaporware — products that are heavily promoted but never seem to go on sale. Automakers are at the point that they must prove that connected cars, which talk to each other over Wi-Fi to stay out of fender-benders, are more than just vaporware.”

May 01

UMTRI Provides Update of Connected-Vehicle Pilot Program

From Automotive Engineering Online The University of Michigan Transportation Research Institute(UMTRI) and the U.S. Department of Transportation have been conducting a model deployment of connected vehicles, called Safety Pilot, in Ann Arbor, MI, since August 2012. Debby Bezzina, Senior Program Manager for Safety Pilot Model Deployment at UMTRI, spoke with SAE Magazines at the SAE 2013 …

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Sep 17

Cohda Wireless to Install ‘Talking Cars’ Technology for US Department of Transport Safety Trial

From Adelaide Now Cohda Wireless and US competitor Savari have been chosen as commercial providers to install wireless V2V and vehicle to infrastructure (V2I) systems in 2800 cars, buses and trucks supplied by General Motors, Ford, Toyota, Honda, Nissan, Volkswagen, Hyundai and Mercedes-Benz in the Ann Arbor, Michigan, US area.  

Aug 23

Connected Cars Hit the Road in Safety Pilot Program

From PC Magazine “Thousands of cars, trucks, and buses equipped with “connected” Wi-Fi technology will hit the streets in Ann Arbor, Mich. this week as part of a year-long safety pilot project, the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) announced Tuesday. “With the technology, the vehicles will be able to “talk” to each other through Wi-Fi …

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Aug 23

Smart Cars Get a Connection Test in Michigan

From New York Times “Federal regulators on Tuesday announced a yearlong “smart car” project to determine whether wireless communication between vehicles can improve safety on the nation’s highways. “Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood said 3,000 cars, buses and trucks in this city near Detroit would be equipped with data recorders and a technology akin to Wi-Fi …

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Aug 23

U.S. Testing “Talking” Cars to Avoid Crashes, Congestion

From Reuters “Michael Knight in the television series “Knight Rider” had one. Pixar made a movie about them. Now the U.S. government is testing a fleet of so-called “talking” cars that may help American drivers avoid crashes and traffic jams. “Over the next year, U.S. officials and the University of Michigan will fit nearly 3,000 …

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Aug 23

Cars Talking to Cars: World’s Largest Vehicle Safety Test Launched Today in Ann Arbor

From Detroit Free Press “U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood was in Ann Arbor today to launch the world’s largest field test of the ability of cars to talk to one another and their surroundings to prevent accidents. “‘Cars talking to cars is the future of motor safety,’ said LaHood at an event to kick off …

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