Solving problems and setting industry standards
PlanetM utilizes Michigan’s talent and resources to further research on how autonomous and self-driving vehicles, vehicle to vehicle (V2V) systems and vehicle to infrastructure (V2I) operations work. These partnerships and efforts will lead to improved safety and mobility, using applications that operate with crash avoidance technologies, and ultimately help save lives.
Vehicle to Vehicle Communications
Connected vehicle technologies enable all types of vehicles, roadways, infrastructure and mobile devices to communicate and share vital transportation information. This communication between cars and the environment they drive in will accelerate the development of autonomous vehicle technology.
Whether it be a pedestrian, bicyclist or wheelchair user, the nomadic device is located on the traveler and provides information to the vehicle drivers.
Allow the traffic signal to communicate between motorized and non-motorized users utilizing data streams to maximize safety and traffic flow through the intersection.
Onboard Equipment (OBU)
Devices located in the vehicle either as standard equipment or as an after-market device. OBU's process, store and provide communication functions necessary to support connected vehicle operations, using Dedicated Short Range Communications (DSRC) or other alternative wireless technologies.
Roadside Unit (RSU)
Devices that send messages to and receives messages from nearby vehicles. The RSU operates from a fixed position or a portable device and includes a processor, data storage and communication capabilities on a secure channel with other equipped vehicles. RSUs use Dedicated Short Range Communications (DSRC).