South Florida Traffic May Soon Be Run By A Wireless Command Center That Communicates With Cars

Florida, along with a handful of other states, is at the forefront of a national effort to create a system that allows vehicles to wirelessly communicate with each other and the streets and roads around them.
“It can actually really change transportation,” said George Gilhooley, vice president of HNTB Corporation, a transportation consulting firm. “The real key driver behind it all is safety. It can save lives, prevent injuries.”
Picture everything vehicles do — how fast they’re going, whether windshield wipers are on, if brakes are suddenly engaged — sent to a traffic command center that predicts and prevents traffic slowdowns based on that information.