TAMPA (CBSMiami/AP) — A new technology is coming to some of Florida’s public transportation units.READ MORE: Halloween Spending Could Hit A Record This Year
Buses, streetcars and private vehicles in Tampa will soon be able to talk to each other.
Officials said last week that Tampa is one of three places selected for a pilot program that allows vehicles to communicate with each other, as well as with traffic signals, crosswalks and pedestrians.READ MORE: Opa-locka City Hall Evacuated After Bomb Threat
The other places are New York City and Wyoming. It will start later this year.
Vehicles participating in the program will have antennas and radio communication devices that allow them to communicate.
The goal is to prevent crashes, improve traffic flows and reduce greenhouse gases.MORE NEWS: Crime Experts: Notebook Found Near Brian Laundrie's Remains May Answer Questions In Fiancée Gabby Petito's Death
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