GAO Report: Can connected cars and smarter infrastructure make transit safer?

What: A look at the challenges and opportunities surrounding “intelligent transportation systems” by the Government Accountability Office.
Why: In the last 20 years, crash-related injury and fatality rates have dropped 37 percent in the United States — largely due to improvements in automobile safety. Today, vehicle-to-infrastructure (V2I) technologies are being promoted as a way to continue that trend. V2I technologies would allow roadside devices and vehicles to communicate with each other and alert drivers of potential safety issues.