Ann Arbor (UMTRI)

Ann Arbor (UMTRI)

Safety Pilot project in collaboration with the US Department of Transportation and University of Michigan (UMTRI – University of Michigan Transportation Research Institute)

The Connected Vehicle Safety Pilot Program is a scientific research initiative that features a real-world implementation of connected vehicle safety technologies, applications and systems using everyday drivers. The effort will test performance, evaluate human factors and usability, observe policies and processes, and collect empirical data to present a more accurate, detailed understanding of the potential safety benefits of these technologies. This empirical data will be critical to supporting the 2013 NHTSA agency decision on vehicle communications for safety. Safety Pilot is a major research initiative that involves several modes within the USDOT, several vehicle manufacturers, public agencies, and academia.

Savari supplied the entire infrastructure Road-Side-Units covering 23 intersections, and provided 1200 On-Board-Units for the pilot program. This was the largest test bed for connected vehicles in North America.

Media coverage: U-M is turning Ann Arbor into the world’s largest lab for wireless vehicle communication