BLACKSBURG (WSLS 10) – Technology could soon be on the market that would tell roadside workers when a car might hit them.
Virginia Tech and VDOT have teamed up to create a vest that can communicate with cars in the area.
Early tests show the vest can give workers a five to six-second warning of a possible collision with cars travelling less than 40 miles an hour.
The driver would also receive a warning on the dashboard.
The vest is part of the broader vehicle connectivity research that has been going on for several years.