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U.S. DOT to Release RFI on Business Case to Develop Networked Roads and Cars

U.S. DOT announced it intends to issue another request for information to advance its effort to develop networked highways where vehicles communicate with the road in an intelligent transportation system. The initial RFI was released last December and informed us that SafeTrip-21, U.S. DOT's new program to expand and accelerate the Vehicle Infrastructure Integration initiative, will be unveiled at this November's World Congress in New York.

U.S. DOT received responses from 100 teams to its initial RFI about what is technically available to build vehicle infrastructure integration to reduce congestion and improve traffic safety as part of the SafeTrip-21 initiative. For the upcoming RFI, U.S. DOT will focus on information for the business case for an intelligent transportation system, coming up with a plan to determine the requirements and what may go into a potential request for proposals.

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