Shladover, Steven E. Path Program, University of California, Berkeley, California.
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For as long as vehicles have been driven on roads, they have been essentially independent of each other, and their only connection to the roads has been the physical contact between the tires and the road surface. The only direct connections between vehicles have been intermittent and stationary (for example, jump-starting another vehicle) or unintentional, when drivers failed to avoid crashing into each other. Recent improvements in wireless communication technology have enabled a wide range of virtual connections among vehicles and the roadways, with profound implications for the future of road transportation.
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