MIT has been on the forefront of autonomous vehicles research for years, and even participated in the DARPA Urban Challenge in 2007, where it competed with other universities that teamed with companies like GM, Volkswagen, and Raytheon. The opening of its new wireless center, Wireless@MIT, will only speed up the advances, as several other projects undertaken help leverage mobile technology to improve transportation safety.
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