Although I was hoping that this article would be about those cars that act like the ones in the Claymation Chevron commercials, this is still a really cool prospect that can hopefully lead to me being able to drive home from a nice dinner and not have to worry so much about other drivers.
In a few weeks, about 2,800 cars, trucks and buses will start talking to one another on the streets of Ann Arbor, in a giant experiment that government officials are hoping will lead to safer roads.
Wireless devices will let the vehicles send signals to one another, warning their drivers of potential dangers such as stopped traffic or cars that might be blowing through a red light. They can even get traffic lights to turn green if no cars are coming the other way. Continue Reading