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By Corinthian Scales, Section News
Posted on Tue Aug 21, 2012 at 10:54:03 AM EST
Tags: Rick Snyder, Dangerously Incompetent, Bureaucratic Tool, One Term Nerd, Progressives, Public-Private Partnerships, Globalism, Spreading the Misery, Grant monies payday, Corporate Welfare, Follow The Money, Liberty Forever Gone (all tags)
via The Detroit News
The U.S. Transportation Department today will launch a 3,000-vehicle test of "smart car" technology in Ann Arbor.
U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood, Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder and National Highway Traffic Safety Administrator David Strickland will join automakers to begin the yearlong test, the largest to date.
Vehicle-to-vehicle technologies have the potential to significantly reduce crash fatalities and injuries and could one day help motorists avoid crashes altogether, Strickland said.
This first-of-its-kind effort will test a Wi-Fi-like technology by which vehicles and highways can "talk" to each other and perhaps reduce crashes and improve traffic congestion. Cars, for example, could alert each other that a driver was about to miss a stop sign or pull onto a busy street. Or that a vehicle has entered a driver's blind spot.
The test will include vehicle-to-vehicle crash avoidance technologies such as forward-collision warnings, "do not pass" alerts and warnings that a vehicle ahead has stopped suddenly. It also will involve some vehicle-to-roadway testing.
Truly amazing what amount of privacy Americans willingly hand over to corporations in partnership with government, and all is sold to the gullible thralls under the guise of safety.