NSC expo
Subscribe or Register
View Cart  

Earn recertification points from the Board of Certified Safety Professionals by taking a quiz about this issue.

What's Your Opinion?

During your career as a safety professional, has a worker death ever occurred at your site?

Take the poll and add your comment.

Vote Results

Does your CEO 'Get it?'

Tell us why on the submission form and your CEO could appear among the 2016 selections.

Vehicle pilot program adds wireless communication technology

June 6, 2012

  • / Print
  • Reprints
  • Text Size:
    A A

Ann Arbor, MI – Approximately 3,000 cars, trucks and buses in Michigan will be equipped with wireless communication technology as part of a pilot project conducted by the University of Michigan Transportation Research Institute and the Department of Transportation in an effort to help prevent motor vehicle crashes.

The technology enables vehicles to transmit and receive data including vehicle position and speed, and alert drivers to potential crash situations – such as a nearby vehicle unexpectedly braking, a sudden lane change or merging traffic, according to a UMTRI press release.

Similar devices will be located at intersections, curve locations and freeway sites throughout the testing area.

Post a comment to this article

Safety+Health welcomes comments that promote respectful dialogue. Please stay on topic. Comments that contain personal attacks, profanity or abusive language – or those aggressively promoting products or services – will be removed. We reserve the right to determine which comments violate our comment policy.