Magna Partners with MDOT, 3M to Improve Vehicle Safety


Troy-based automotive supplier Magna has announced a collaborative effort with the Michigan Department of Transportation and 3M to improve vehicle connectivity, driver safety, and security.

Over the next several years, Magna will provide its camera and secure connectivity technology to create the nation’s first vehicle-to-infrastructure connected work zone along a three -mile section of I-75 in Oakland County.

Findings from the project are expected to play an integral role in optimizing vehicle connectivity infrastructure on construction related roadways going forward. Magna engineers and developers will help interpret the data and make continuous upgrades to improve the technology.

“We are working with MDOT and 3M to integrate technology that addresses issues such as the location of street signs, loss of internet connectivity, or incorrect processing of vehicle-to-infrastructure information,” says Swamy Kotagiri, Magna’s chief technology officer. “Our contribution to the project will help uncover critical information needed to understand how vehicles communicate with roadway infrastructure.”

Magna is a global automotive supplier with 321 manufacturing operations and 102 product development, engineering, and sales centers in 29 countries.