Locata Positioning will Underpin Future Crash Avoidance Research at America’s State-of-the-Art Vehicle Research Center
Tuesday, 16 April 2013
Canberra, Australia and Las Vegas, Nevada – April 16, 2013
Locata Corporation announced today that the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) plans to install a Locata network as the core positioning technology in a US$30 million upgrade soon to be under way at their famed Vehicle Research Center (VRC) near Washington DC. A LocataNet will provide the vitally important high-precision positioning required by the VRC to perform rigorous, consistent and repeatable scientific evaluation of new vehicle crash avoidance systems. VRC crash tests produce the famous TOP SAFETY PICK ratings, which have helped consumers make informed decisions about buying safer cars for years. Now research into new technology systems that allow cars to actively avoid collisions will elevate the value of the Institute’s safety ratings to new levels.