March 11, 2003
A brief in the Detroit News reads:
General Motors Corp. will donate $8 million over the next five years to Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh, Pa., to continue research on so-called intelligent highways and smart car development. Smart cars process information -- such as driver needs and preferences, traffic, road and weather conditions and other information -- and make adjustments to avoid travel delays and promote safety. "Our goal is to present this information in a way that enhances the driving experience and to create systems that increases safety," said Ed Schlesinger, Professor and Associate Head of ECE; Co-Director, General Motors Collaboration Laboratory at Carnegie Mellon.