U.S. Department of Transportation Launches Major Test of Innovative Vehicle Safety Technology

(DOT) today announced that the University of Michigan will conduct a road safety field trial in Ann Arbor, MI using innovative technology equipment in everyday vehicles in a real-time environment. This advanced technology will be tested in a major study over the course of a year, and may help significantly reduce the number of vehicle crashes on our nation’s roads. The Safety Pilot will include the installation of wireless devices in up to 3,000 vehicles in one location to evaluate the effectiveness of connected vehicle technology to prevent crashes.