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Vehicle-to-Vehicle and Vehicle-to-Infrastructure Tests Coming to Colorado
"As the federal government pushes toward a future where all new vehicles talk not only to each other but also to infrastructure, Colorado has decided to get a head start on finding out what that reality would look like using existing technology," reports Ben Miller.
"The Colorado Department of Transportation, working through its tech-focused RoadX program, intends to start piloting a program next year with the private company HERE to test connected vehicle concepts along one of its most challenging traffic corridors: Interstate 70....The pilot project will involve HERE setting up a smart phone application that will push out information to drivers about imminent hazards and road alerts — bad weather and accidents, for instance. The information will come over the existing LTE network, so it won’t require any sort of additional infrastructure investment on the part of the state."
The article includes more on the potential of vehicle-to-vehicle and vehicle-to-infrastructure technology and how useful existing infrastructure will be in realizing its future.