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Several important exhibitors at the ITS World Congress in Detroit this year are ensuring a lasting legacy for the ITS Industry for years to come. The University of Michigan announced funding partners in its Mobility Transformation Center, a major public private research and development initiative that aims to revolutionize the movement of people and goods in society. Spanning such sectors as auto manufacturing, suppliers, ITS, insurance, telecommunications, data management, and mobility ...
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Bill Ford's thoughts on the future of mobility may be a surprise to many as he told the delegates to the ITS World Congress in Detroit about his concerns over what he called "Global Gridlock". "You can't just keep sending more vehicles into the urban environment, it isn't going to work." Ford's executive chairman said the current model of urban mobility was under threat and believes it is imperative that in the future all transportation modes are interconnected as that is the only way to cope ...
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Imagine a car that can sense you’re about to pass out, safely pull itself over — and then alerts other drivers who can guide your car by radio waves to a hospital. The same car might be able to beam a live picture of that ladder in the middle of the expressway that’s causing the traffic backup. Or, it might deliver itself to you from the parking lot after dinner. About 30 demonstrations are happening on Belle Isle and local freeways as part of the World Congress on Intelligent Transport Systems, ...
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General Motors Co. said Sunday it will debut a 2017 Cadillac CTS with standard technology capable of talking to other cars and roadway infrastructure to alert drivers of hazards. It also will roll out advanced driver-assist technology that will allow a vehicle to drive itself on highways at full speed or in stop-and-go traffic; the feature called Super Cruise will debut on a different 2017 Cadillac. Both vehicles would hit showrooms in about two years, the automaker said. GM expects to be the ...
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