The future of autonomous vehicles has arrived in Wyoming, one of three locations for a connected vehicle pilot program funded by the USDOT. Wyoming’s section of I-80 runs along the southern border and is heavy laden with adverse conditions, making it perfect for this pilot program. Connected vehicle technology is being installed into semi-trailers to communicate dangerous road conditions such as lane closures, adverse weather conditions, and crashes ahead. While facing high winds and dangerous snowstorms, Wyoming connected semi-trailers will alert other truck drivers to these potential dangers, with the goal of reducing crashes and making I-80 safer for all drivers.
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