July 15, 2016 / Modified jul 27, 2017 9:34 a.m.

Episode 37: High Tech Safety Systems for Cars of the Future

New "connected vehicle" technology allows cars to share information about where they are.

Monsoon Storm Roads Traffic Rain hero Cars drive down Campbell Avenue during a brief monsoon storm. From July 2017. (PHOTO: AZPM Staff)

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Researchers at the University of Arizona are working with Arizona Transportation officials on new "connected vehicle" technology. Right now, the testing is taking place in Anthem, Arizona and is part of a national effort to develop safety systems for autos. The technology will allow the cars to talk to each other and share information about where they are and where they're going. Larry Head, a professor of systems and industrial engineering at the University of Arizona, is part of the research group and explains how it works.

IN THIS EPISODE

Larry Head, Professor of systems and industrial engineering at the U of A
Tim Swindle, Ph. D, Director and Department Head of the University of Arizona's Lunar and Planetary Laboratory

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