By Jon Murray
Much like the traffic that Denver city officials hope to alleviate with the aid of new technology, the road to a future of connected vehicles is slow and plodding.
But a $12 million, four-year program that is set to receive City Council approval Tuesday aims to lay serious groundwork. Funded in part by a federal grant, the program will experiment with three threads of an emerging smart network that eventually could wirelessly tether most cars and trucks to traffic signals, signs and pavement, creating a real-time stream of information to smooth the flow of traffic.
“They are case studies in trying to establish this technology,” said Nancy Kuhn, a spokeswoman for the Denver Department of Public Works.
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