Michigan DOT Receives $15 Million Federal Research Grant

AASHTO Journal, 26 August 2011
The Michigan Department of Transportation and the University of Michigan Transportation Research Institute announced Wednesday they have received a $15 million research contract from the U.S. Department of Transportation to conduct a large-scale pilot test in Ann Arbor of in-car technology that could improve safety in the future.

Testing on the so-called Vehicle-to-Vehicle and Vehicle-to-Infrastructure safety applications will begin later this month and continue for one year, involving about 2,850 vehicles. Results will be used by the federal government and the transportation industry to estimate safety benefits and develop additional safety, mobility, and environmental applications using wireless technology.

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