It won’t be long until the family road trip is going to look A LOT different than it did when Clark Griswold took the family to Walley World! I recently came across an extremely interesting article in The Detroit News about Google’s plan to open a self-driving car tech center in Detroit and it prompted me to share some exciting news on a very related topic. Lighthouse has been brought on by MTAM (Mobile Technology Association of Michigan) and USDOT (U.S. Department of Transportation) to be a strategic partner and technology provider for a global Virtual Trade Show on this very topic!
We couldn’t be more excited to have the opportunity to partner with innovative, forward-thinking thought leaders in the world of autonomous driving and connected vehicle technologies. Our partner, MTAM, is headquartered in Detroit and has been forming key strategic partnerships with top technology firms around the globe as their Connected Vehicle program has developed and Virtual Trade Show is about to go live. And now, Google is taking the next step in their autonomous driving initiatives and setting up shop in Detroit as well.
What really resonates with me on both programs, Google’s autonomous driving and MTAM / USDOT’s connected vehicle, is the willingness to take a leap of faith and change the world with their big ideas! That’s exactly what we strive to do at Lighthouse everyday. The Connected Vehicle program is going to allow vehicles to gather critical data from infrastructure and wireless devices and deliver it to drivers. This information will provide continuous real-time connectivity that will help in crash prevention, enhance safety, and improve traffic on the roads. Talk about big ideas that will change the world!
Similarly, the goal of Google’s Self-Driving Car Project is to increase safety and help people travel regardless of their driving ability. Think about the elderly or the visually impaired that wouldn’t have to give up their independence by utilizing self-driving cars. Google says, “deaths from traffic accidents—over 1.2 million worldwide every year—could be reduced dramatically, especially since 94% of accidents in the U.S. involve human error.” Those are stats we can’t argue with. Again, literally changing the world with their big ideas!
We can’t wait to let you know when the MTAM / USDOT Virtual Trade Show goes live in the next few weeks. Lighthouse is honored to be a part of this exciting project that will change the way we live our lives! Just another example of how Lighthouse is here to help you get your most important messages out to the world. Changing the world one big idea at a time!
If you have a cool story about how your big idea could help change the world leave it in our comments section below.
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