ANN ARBOR – The University of Michigan’s Transportation Research Institute will use nearly $10 million to create 20 “smart intersections” across Ann Arbor.

A $9.95 million award from the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Highway Administration is being used to fit intersections with cameras, radar and infrared sensors in order to capture what is moving in the area, at what speed and in what direction, according to a university news release.

That information is instantaneously sent to connected vehicles in the vicinity to alert drivers when cars are in dangerous situations, the release states.

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