talking cars en U-M sets goal of driverless car network by 2021 <p>The University of Michigan has announced a collaboration with government and business to make its hometown of Ann Arbor the first American city with a shared fleet of networked, driverless vehicles by 2021.&nbsp;</p><p>The school says its Mobility Transformation Center is pursuing the goal of having a driverless vehicle system in operation within eight years.</p><p></p> Sun, 10 Nov 2013 23:12:34 +0000 Associated Press 15215 at "Talking" cars hitting the road in Ann Arbor <p>U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood is in Michigan today touting <a href="">a major advance in Smart Car technology.</a></p><p></p><p>By October, three thousand cars, trucks and buses outfitted with a special Wi-Fi system will travel around Ann Arbor as part of a one year test of the system.</p><p></p><p>A few hundred are already on the road.</p><p></p><p>LaHood says the Smart Car system allows vehicles to “talk” to each other and hopefully avoid accidents.</p><p></p> Tue, 21 Aug 2012 16:04:14 +0000 Steve Carmody 8748 at "Talking" cars hitting the road in Ann Arbor