ANN ARBOR: Local resident given Mercedes Benz ‘smart car’ to drive in UMTRI study

The University of Michigan Transportation Research Institute’s Safety Pilot Model Deployment allocated Armbruster a Mercedes-Benz “smart car,” which is equipped, in part, with technology to communicate with other vehicles using wireless technology. In addition to having the cars “talk” to each other while she drives, sometimes Armbruster feels like she is being watched.