The 30 month, $15 million dollar project began in August of 2012 at the University of Michigan Transportation research institute. The study initially involved only 3,000 vehicles and only included cars, trucks, and transit buses. They are now adding motorcycles to see how well they work in the Car2Car communication system. The system tells both drivers and riders if they are approaching a curve too fast or are approaching a signal which is going to turn to amber.
The administrators of the project felt it was extremely important that vehicles connected to the technology include vulnerable road users like motorcycle riders and pedestrians. The inclusion of motorcycles in all studies of vehicle to vehicle communications was pushed by the American Motorcycle Association.
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