talking cars http://michiganradio.org en U-M sets goal of driverless car network by 2021 http://michiganradio.org/post/u-m-sets-goal-driverless-car-network-2021-0 <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>http://youtu.be/eHfMfHyiWYA</p> Sun, 10 Nov 2013 23:12:34 +0000 Associated Press 15215 at http://michiganradio.org "Talking" cars hitting the road in Ann Arbor http://michiganradio.org/post/talking-cars-hitting-road-ann-arbor <p>U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood is in Michigan today touting <a href="http://www.dot.gov/affairs/2012/nhtsa3412.html">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 http://michiganradio.org "Talking" cars hitting the road in Ann Arbor