Michigan Adds Connected Car Upgrades to I-75

The Oakland County stretch of highway will allow the testing of advanced vehicle-to-infrastructure (V2I) communications. The construction project is expected to take about four months to finish.  Back in January, the Michigan DOT joined the Smart Belt Coalition, a partnership aimed at advancing development of connected and autonomous vehicles. In addition to the Michigan DOT, Smart Belt Coalition members include the University of Michigan, Michigan State University, the American Center for Mobility, the Ohio Turnpike and Infrastructure Commission, Ohio State University, the Transportation Research Center, the Pennsylvania DOT, the Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission and Carnegie Mellon University.