The manufacturer employs about 1,400 workers from
The research, being conducted in downtown
The research is an important step toward developing a safer transportation system and cutting accidents, he said. Accidents at intersections make up about 40 percent of all crashes,
"We have to understand the behavior of all road users, both those inside the vehicles and outside the vehicles," Klaus said.
The project was developed in partnership with the city of
The demonstrations Thursday included scenarios in which the driver of a Honda Pilot sport utility vehicle received visual and audio notifications to avoid a pedestrian crossing a downtown Marysville street and a second car that ran a red light. A third scenario warned the driver of an emergency vehicle passing through the intersection, allowing the connected
The system used four cameras mounted at each corner of downtown
"As long as you have connectivity in your car, you can receive these images," Bai said.
The vehicle used in Thursday's demonstration was outfitted with special upgrades to collect the data and notify the driver. But it's possible customers could have similar systems installed in their current vehicles if the technology becomes more widespread, Klaus said.
The demonstrations were just one aspect in
The companies will partner to develop an autonomous vehicle for Cruise that can be manufactured at high volume, according to information from the company.
Kasich said Thursday the state needs to think about how the new technologies should be utilized to ensure the industry continues to provide good-paying jobs while improving safety for consumers.
"It's really about saving lives," Kasich said. "When you think about the technology that's why you shouldn't be afraid of it."
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