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Fla. Agency: Connected Vehicle Tech Could Spur Crash Avoidance

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Feb. 7, 2019—The Tampa Hillsborough Expressway Authority (THEA) in Florida recently tested connected vehicle technology which could lead to collision avoidance in real life, reported ITS International.

The test was carried out as part of the THEA Connected Vehicle (CV) pilot, an initiative which relies on wireless communication between onboard units that have been mounted on poles along the Slemon Expressway and throughout downtown Tampa, Fla. A special rearview mirror was installed in eight vehicles to display safety alerts to drivers. 

A second test was conducted to show a single roadside unit could upload data from multiple cars travelling at speeds of 40 mph. The tests showed that the system can collect data to help improve safety, improve traffic flow and evaluate the effectiveness of CV technology. 

 

 

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