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Public Meeting on IntelliDriveSM Proof of Concept (POC) Results and Findings

USDOT's Vehicle Infrastructure Integration (VII) program is now being branded as "IntelliDrive." USDOT has completed a proof of concept and is holding a public meeting to discuss the results and the next steps towards deployment. For those who cannot travel to Michigan for this meeting, they are broadcasting the event via the internet. See below for registration information and more details.

From the Invitation Letter:

The US Department of Transportation would like to invite you to the upcoming: Public Meeting on IntelliDriveSM Proof of Concept (POC) Results and Findings Scheduled for May 19, 2009 in Novi, Michigan

WASHINGTON, DC, April 6, 2009 - The first several years of research on the IntelliDriveSM program* culminated in Proof of Concept (POC) testing in 2008. POC testing began with laboratory, garage, and track tests leading to several months of testing on a real world testbed located in Michigan. Twenty-five (25) specially-equipped vehicles were used in conjunction with over 50 fixed roadside units deployed as infrastructure along freeways and arterials outside of Detroit, Michigan. The POC tested the ability of wireless Dedicated Short Range Communications to enable interoperable vehicle-to-vehicle and vehicle-to-infrastructure transactions for a suite of safety and mobility applications.
Participants included the VII Consortium of nine OEMs, suppliers, the U.S. Department of Transportation, the Road Commission of Oakland County, Wayne County, the Michigan Department of Transportation, and the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials.

POC testing resulted in a number of interesting findings, which will shape the coming activities on the IntelliDriveSM program. Key POC participants from government and industry will discuss the testing that took place and present their findings, recommendations, and lessons learned at this meeting. Next steps on the IntelliDriveSM program and on the Michigan testbed will also be covered.

Who should attend? The meeting is targeted to transportation professionals who are likely to be involved in the IntelliDriveSM program in the coming years, including toll authority and operations personnel, traffic engineers, and their managers. The results should also be of interest to industry representatives from the automakers and makers of after-market devices; Federal, state, and local transportation officials; system integrators; information service providers; and university researchers.

This event will be held on May 19, 2009 at the Sheraton Detroit Novi, in Novi, Michigan. Web conferencing capabilities will be provided for those who want to participate but cannot attend, webinar access is at Web conferencing.
For registration information: Intellidrive POC page or contact Chris Lane at [email protected] or Brei Whitty at [email protected] . The electronic registration version will be up soon.

*IntelliDriveSM was formerly known as the Vehicle-Infrastructure Integration (VII) program.

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