Michigan leads the world in V2V mobile technologies

The emerging field of Vehicle-to-vehicle (V2V) is a low-cost mobile technology that is expected to quickly become mainstream.
V2V communication is being touted by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) as being the next big step in vehicle safety, and the agency believes it has the potential to prevent 80% of crashes. It wirelessly sends safety messages to other cars on the road using embedded wireless technology, and provides information on speed, direction of travel and location to help the car itself avoid accidents.

The tie to Michigan is obvious, Michigan is the global leader in the automotive industry and the companies based here are investing substantial funds in R&D efforts tied to the technology. In fact, the University of Michigan is working directly with the NHTSA on research in this area tied to real-world scenarios. Learn more about it on MTAM’s Michigan Mobile Musings blog.

Further, Michigan is the home of two global events tied to the automotive industry’s use of mobile techologies, and as a partner in those events, MTAM has obtained registration discounts for our followers and members. The first event is ‘V2X for Auto Safety and Mobility USA 2012’ taking place on March 20 – 21st and ‘Telematics Detroit 2012’ taking place on June 7 – 8th, both in Novi. Click here to learn more about these events and how you can take advantage of MTAM registration discounts for the events.