Utah’s DOT Assisting In Testing Connected Vehicle Systems

 Thursday, May 7, 2015

 The Salt Lake Tribune

Imagine if cars could talk to one another or with traffic signals. Such conversations could help avoid collisions caused by fallible humans, or smooth out travel to save fuel costs and cut pollution. Actually, the Utah Department of Transportation is involved with experiments seeking to develop such systems and perhaps transform driving forever. Blaine Leonard, UDOT’s director of intelligent-transportation systems, has some examples of what "connected-vehicle" technology could do if cars and facilities could automatically communicate by radio, Wi-Fi or cellphone.
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