Toyota takes Ann Arbor Connected Vehicle Test Environment to the Streets

The partnership aims to help the newly launched Ann Arbor Connected Vehicle Test Environment (AACVTE) deploy 5,000 vehicles in the area that are equipped with a vehicle awareness device that will transmit speed and positioning data to other vehicles that are equipped with the same device as well as the surrounding environment where research equipment will be located on the roadside and at intersections. Participation in the AACVTE is not exclusive to Toyota team members and their families, however. The AACVTE with allow the research to be conducted on the entire 27 square miles of the city. Plans are to add 1,500 vehicles a year to the program.