U.S. DOT awards Eaton collision prevention technology contract

The United States Department of Transportation Eaton has awarded Eaton a $6.7 million contract as part of a $31.6 million program to develop technologies to help drivers avoid crashes.

The Integrated Vehicle-Based Safety Systems Program Field Operational Test is a four-year program that will develop technologies to warn drivers when they are about to leave the road, are in danger of colliding with another vehicle or are at risk of colliding with the vehicle in front of them. Five automotive and commercial vehicle suppliers, including Visteon, AssistWare Technology, Honda R&D Americas, Battelle, and the Michigan Department of Transportation will be brought together to develop and test the new crash warning system.