Connected Car Data to Inform Ann Arbor’s Transportation Plan

The Ann Arbor Connected Environment (AACE) is considered the largest deployment of connected vehicle technology in North America, boasting more than 2,500 connected vehicles “talking” to some 75 connected intersections…

“What we’ve been trying to do is understand how we can use these new emerging technologies to improve the traffic,” said Huei Peng, director of Mcity.

“Understanding, when, where, how people travel, where are the problems like congestion or safety issues are very important,” he added.

UMTRI quickly formed relationships and partnerships with City Hall to deploy and test technologies, taking the lead to secure grants and other funding to make the urban landscape test bed a reality…

A big part of the project is understanding the depth and origins of congestion in Ann Arbor, a city of about 125,000 that swells significantly with workers serving a medical campus, as well as the traffic generated by the university.