Ann Arbor gets $623K grant to help out with University of Michigan…

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Ann Arbor gets $623K to help out with University of smart car study

By Ryan J.

The City Council voted night to accept $622,884 in grant funds — part of a $14.9 million grant to UMTRI — for the city’s role in the project.

Under an agreement the university, the city is using the to pay for installation of telecommunications fiber, and electronic equipment, as well as network support.

A vehicle equipped with technology drives through a at the University of Michigan Transportation Institute in Ann Arbor last

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was awarded $14.9 million the U.S. Department of Transportation in to undertake a study of vehicle-to-vehicle and vehicle-to-infrastructure (V2I) safety in Ann Arbor.

The project involves a test of connected vehicle in a real-world, multimodal setting a 30-month period, Russell . IT infrastructure services manager for the wrote in a memo to council

Hanshue said each vehicle will be equipped a mix of V2V and V2I safety systems, and UMTRI’s will enable wireless among the participating vehicles and those vehicles and roadside which will generate

The program will determine the of connected vehicle safety at reducing crashes, and will how drivers respond to these while operating a vehicle, he

The data collected will be to enable development of safety both in vehicles and for traffic Passenger cars, commercial and transit buses will be in the program.

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The city will own the and equipment that’s installed, said, suggesting it boosts Ann reputation as a leading research for transportation technologies.

UMTRI is hosting the first Global Symposium on Connected and Infrastructure this week Tuesday through Thursday at Auditorium. The three-day event is together leading industry, and government experts to discuss and how connected vehicle technology is the transportation industry.

In addition to a of speakers and panel discussions, the will provide opportunities to with UMTRI researchers to about the largest deployment of V2V and V2I in the world, with almost connected cars, freight and transit buses.

A description of the city’s installation being funded by the $622,884.

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