Smart roadways could improve safety and commute times

Virginia Tech researchers are testing new road technologies that enable cars to interact with one another. (VIDEO)

The say that vehicles in constant communication with one another will be able to suggest route changes to avoid accidents, construction and congestion, and coordinate with each other, signal lights and lane markers for efficient, safe travel.

A fleet of test vehicles run by the Connected Vehicle/Infrastructure University Transportation Center is already operating on testbeds in Virginia.

Such machine networks that connect vehicles to each other, road infrastructure and other devices could prevent 80 percent of crashes. Virginia Tech and other universities are working on a number of fronts to bring autonomous vehicles and systems that support them into reality.

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Source: Txchnologist