Three thousand residents of Ann Arbor, Michigan are road-testing a new electronic crash-avoidance system. Cars equipped with the technology can sense other cars similarly equipped, and issue an audible or spoken warning to the driver that they need to take action.
The $25 million program is funded by the U.S. Department of Transportation. The data collected by the study will help regulators determine if the technology should be federally mandated as standard equipment in the future. The department believes systems of this type may be able to reduced drivers by as much as 80 percent, but they want to analyze how drivers react the warnings.
The equipment tracks a vehicle’s position on the road as well as others nearby. If a car three or four positions ahead on the road were to suddenly brake, the system would alert the driver rather than having to rely on the cars in front of them braking, and then reacting.
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