Monthly Archive: May 2012

May 29

Could Southeast Michigan Become the Next Silicon Valley? Ann Arbor’s Real-World 3,000-Car Wireless Project May Decide

From AnnArbor.com “The future of driving is changing— and fast. In the near future drivers may not be driving at all, but minimally assisting or maybe just siting idly, along for the ride. “Intelligent vehicles —cars that tell drivers when they’re at risk and eventually cars that decide for themselves when to merge and which …

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May 29

Get Connected

From ITS International “Delegates at National Harbor this week have opportunity to gain first hand experience of a national connected vehicle program. Vehicles of the test fleet of an extensive research program are being put through their paces each day of this year’s ITS America Annual Meeting. With the key objective of showing how vehicles …

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May 24

In Test Clinics with Volunteer Drivers, Connected Vehicle Technology Scores Safety Points

From Fast Lane, The Official Blog of the U.S. Secretary of Transportation “This week, the Research and Innovative Technology Administration and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration announced the results of Driver Acceptance Clinics where 688 drivers had the chance to test “vehicle-to-vehicle” communications.  The six-clinic program showed that an overwhelming majority of drivers would …

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May 24

News Analysis: Safety Benefits Drive US Policy Support for Connected Vehicles

From IET Engineering & Technology March 2012,  Volume 7, Issue 2, p.22–23 DOI:10.1049/et.2012.0221 Dempsey, P.

May 24

An Integrated Vehicular-Wireless Evaluation of WAVE/DSRC Connected Vehicle Probe Data Service

From IEEE This paper appears in: Computing, Communications and Applications Conference (ComComAp), 2012 Date of Conference: 11-13 Jan. 2012 Author(s): Miloslavov, A.; Veeraraghavan, M. Page(s): 322 – 327 “This paper describes an evaluation of a standardized Probe Data Service (PDS) defined for collecting vehicular probe data via Wireless Access in Vehicular Environments (WAVE) networks operating …

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May 24

Safety Experiment: Cars That ‘Talk’ to Each Other

From ABC News “Will traffic be safer and smoother if vehicles can “talk” to each other? That’s the question the Department of Transportation hopes to answer, starting this summer, with an ambitious year-long experiment in Ann Arbor, Michigan. “In August the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration plans to have 2,800 cars, trucks, and buses on …

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May 24

90 Percent of Drivers Who Experience Vehicle-to-Vehicle Safety Technology Want It in Their Own Car

From Consumer Reports “Nine out of 10 drivers who experienced safety technology that allows cars to communicate to one another would like to see such features in their own vehicles, according to results from connected vehicle driver acceptance clinics conducted by the Department of Transportation (DOT).”

May 24

New DOT Research Shows Drivers Support Connected Vehicle Technology, Appreciate Potential Safety Benefits

From NHTSA “An overwhelming majority of drivers who have experienced technology that allows vehicles to communicate with each other have a highly favorable opinion of its safety benefits, according to data released today by the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT). “Together, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) and the Research and Innovation Technology Administration …

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May 24

Why Do Transportation Agencies Adopt ITS? Join the Conversation and Share Your Experiences with the ITS Evaluation Program

From RITA ITS JPO “Talking Technology and Transportation” (T3) Webinar Date:   June 7, 2012 Time:  1:00 PM – 2:30 PM ET Cost:  All T3 webinars are free of charge “Why do some Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS) innovations, such as electronic tolling, experience early success and rapid deployment, while other technologies with known benefits such …

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May 22

New York Highway Safety System Goes Live

From PR Newswire “New York’s commercial truck inspection program is getting a lot smarter because of a 5.9 GHz Dedicated Short Range Communication (DSRC) Real-Time Clearance system developed by Kapsch TrafficCom North America, a subsidiary of Kapsch TrafficCom AG. Equipped-vehicles will be able to electronically report the driver’s identity, the fleet company’s safety record and …

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