Imagine if your vehicle could warn you about icy roads ahead or that a driver a few cars in front suddenly slammed on the brakes. This technology is around the corner thanks to the Ohio Department of Transportation and vehicle partners such as Honda, which has a research facility in Marysville.
The DriveOhio program is outfitting Marysville’s 27 traffic lights and 1,200 city vehicles with connected technology by 2020. The traffic signals will notify drivers about approaching pedestrians, cyclists and emergency vehicles. It’s called V2X vehicle-to-everything communication and will be tested in other parts of the state.