Danlaw to supply DSRC aftermarket safety devices
With the expansion of the Ann Arbor Connected Vehicle Test Environment (AACVTE) program at the University of Michigan Transportation Research Institute (UMTRI), Danlaw has been selected to supply dedicated short-range communication (DSRC) aftermarket safety devices (ASDs). As well as providing ASDs, Danlaw will develop applications that will enhance the safety of drivers and passengers by alerting them to potential hazards in their environment. These devices are in addition to the Danlaw vehicle awareness devices (VADs) awarded early this year. The primary goal of this effort is to expand the deployment of V2X products and applications, moving the technology forward from research to commercial viability.
The goal of UMTRI is to use interdisciplinary research that will increase driving safety. The institute says that the next step in its ongoing program is to test vehicle-to-everything (V2X) systems with DSRC-enabled connected vehicles. Danlaw says that its DSRC connected vehicle technology products include a DSRC test and certification platform for the U.S. Department of Transportation (USDOT) as well as a range of in-vehicle connectivity solutions.
With the addition of these ASDs, Danlaw says it will have supplied more than 1000 devices to volunteer and fleet vehicles in the UMTRI program. The ASDs will be able to send and receive safety messages using the DSRC communication link. In addition, the device runs V2V and V2I safety applications, and issues warnings to the vehicle driver. This deployment will determine how connected vehicle safety technology works under real-life conditions, with actual drivers and vehicles. Additionally, the deployment provides UMTRI stakeholders with a real-world environment to test and develop future commercial products.