SALT LAKE CITY, Utah(News4Utah) Toyota was the first automaker to announce the ambitious goal of outfitting all of their new vehicles in the U.S. with connected vehicle technology by 2021. Blaine Leonard from the Utah Department of Transportation(UDOT), joined Nicea DeGering, to talk about what this means.
Leonard says this is a pretty big announcement for the auto industry and for Departments of Transportation all across the country. He also says UDOT is interested in exploring and implementing these technologies for safety, mobility and better use of the transportation network. They have been working with many local groups for projects and strategies for connected and autonomous vehicles.
UDOT Director Carlos Braceras has challenged them to have a fully autonomous vehicle drive from Logan to St George by 2021!
For more information, visit UDOT.gov.