The Roadway, Transportation, and Traffic Safety Research Centre (RTTSRC) at United Arab Emirates University has announced that it is working on a new intelligent transportation system to enable driverless cars to communicate on the roads.
A research team, led by professor Yaser E Hawas, director of the RTTSRC, has worked on the project funded by the university in collaboration with Tata Consulting Group for six years, a statement said.
The plan for the inter-vehicular communication system is based on an algorithm that enables vehicles to use real-time route guidance in urban traffic networks and is now ready to be tested, the statement said.
Hawas said: “The wow factor is we are now collaborating with Tata and we are going to have a deployment test in Al Ain. We are going to equip six vehicles to do the field testing – each vehicle is going to send information to the other vehicles – and we are then going to see how this information is going to be propagated.” More info
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