Engineering the Family Car of the Future

February 11, 2005

Carnegie Mellon researchers are developing technology that will make it possible for cars to communicate, giving drivers critical information about road conditions, traffic and, ultimately, where the best parking spot can be found. Through a new peer-to-peer networking system, called GrooveNet, Carnegie Mellon researchers are turning the family car into a mobile sensor capable of detecting traffic snarls and icy roads.