Ann Arbor is gearing up for the launch of a total of 9,000 intelligent vehicles in in the next two years. That would expand the current fleet of 3,000 vehicles operating in Ann Arbor as "the world's largest on-road, vehicle-to-vehicle and vehicle-to-infrastructure model deployment," according to the University of Michigan.
The developing wireless technology enables vehicles to communicate with one another automatically. It allows to "sense threats and hazards with a 360 degree awareness of the position of other vehicles and the threat or hazard they present, according to the U.S. Department of Transportation, which is supporting the development of vehicle to vehicle communications.
"The idea is not only to improve safety — a V2V car will alert the driver of the sudden braking of another V2V car further up the road — but also to test the feasibility of automated, driverless vehicles," the Ann Arbor News reports.
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