In an effort to improve driver safety and enhance the use of driverless vehicles, 3M is participating in two pilot programs to measure the effectiveness of a new pavement marking product and a new pavement marking tape.
3M was invited to supply its Connected Roads All Weather Elements striping technology in a Georgia Dept. of Transportation test on The Ray, a 13-mile test project in the southern part of the state. The Ray is an 18-mile stretch of Georgia’s I-85 created by the state to honor Ray C. Anderson, a Georgia businessman and environmentalist. A public-private-philanthropic partnership, The Ray is “a test bed for connected vehicle technology, including vehicle to infrastructure technologies and to create a foundation to study future connected highway technologies.”