New York City buses and taxis will soon 'talk' to one another via a wireless warning system as part of a campaign to cut road deaths
- Harry Petit for the Daily Mail
- November 6, 2018
- Source: https://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-6358221/New-York-City-buses-taxis-soon-talk-one-another.html
New York City buses and taxis will soon 'talk' to one another as part of a new project to cut road injuries and deaths in the Big Apple. Around 8,000 vehicles will be fitted with special devices that can communicate with one another, as well as a system of roadside sensors and smartphone apps. It is hoped the $25 million (£19 million) pilot programme will keep drivers and pedestrians safe by warning them of other vehicles, traffic lights and roadworks. ...Kaan Ozbay, a researcher at New York University's Tandon School of Engineering, said that other connected technology pilots involved fewer vehicles. 'This is probably the largest pilot test so far in the world,' Mr Ozbay, who will analyze some o f the city's connected car data, told the Wall Street Journal. New York City is attempting to cut its traffic road accidents, with 214 people killed in collisions in 2017.