Federal Highway Administration hosts workshop to receive input on “Connected Vehicle Infrastructure Deployment Guidance”

FHALogoThe Federal Highway Administration is hosting a free stakeholder workshop on September 12, 2014, after the ITS World Congress, to obtain stakeholder input on a draft of its Connected Vehicle Infrastructure (V2I) Deployment Guidance and deployment coalition planning.  To finalize work on the Guidance and assure that it is relevant and applicable, the U.S. Department of Transportation (USDOT) seeks comment from a broad stakeholder community.

The FHWA Guidance is aimed at supporting successful implementation and operations of connected vehicle technologies, particularly as the deployment of V2I technologies will be voluntary and is not specifically coupled with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s (NHTSA) proposed rulemaking for Vehicle-to-Vehicle (V2V) communications.  The primary target audience for this meeting is State and local Departments of Transportation, transit operators, other operating agencies, and infrastructure owners who are starting to plan for the deployment and use of connected vehicle technologies in their area.

A second and critical objective of this meeting is to discuss objectives related to forming a deployment coalition to support implementation.  The coalition is envisioned as an important, enabling mechanism for providing a unified approach to representing and addressing stakeholder needs in Connected Vehicle deployment. This coalition can also provide a forum to offer assistance in deploying V2I systems; and allow for broad dissemination of tools, reference materials, and other technical assistance.  Our workshop will allow for input on how to design and execute such a coalition; and provide an opportunity to define roles and responsibilities.

While this free workshop is specifically focused for an audience that has been following connected vehicle research and has been formulating plans for implementation, it is open to all stakeholders in the connected vehicle community, including academia, national associations, private sector partners, and the general public. It is a follow-on to a World Congress panel presentation session (AM13-FHWA Infrastructure Deployment Guidance, on Wednesday, September 10, 2014: 01:30 PM – 03:00 PM in Cobo Hall) but will offer opportunity for greater interaction and discussion.

The Connected Vehicle V2I Deployment Guidance workshop will be held on Friday, September 12, 2014, from 9:30 am (ET) to 14:30 PM (ET) in the Cobo Center in Detroit, MI, room 310A.  Remote participation will be available via web conference.

Meeting information and registration is at this link:  www.itsa.org/fhwaworkshop.

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MTAM is a non-profit trade association for Michigan’s mobile / wireless (connected) technologies industry and businesses in all industries utilizing those technologies. We are the first state-based mobile/wireless industry trade association in the U.S., and our mission is: • to facilitate conversation/collaboration between varied sectors of the mobile/wireless eco-system; serve as the bridge to enable diverse organizations to understand each other’s perspectives and needs in order to drive new innovation and opportunities involving these technologies; • to increase the use of, and demand for, Michigan-based mobile/wireless technology products and services in-state, nationally and globally; • to increase the productivity and profitability of every industry vertical in Michigan via the use of these technologies; • to create sustainable jobs and increased entrepreneurial opportunities in the state based on the use of these technologies, thereby achieving substantial growth of Michigan’s economy; • and to help the communities we serve via the use of these technologies. We are also the statewide producer of Mobile Monday Michigan – a mobile / wireless industry networking and education organization which is a branch of the international Mobile Monday organization based in Finland. Here in Michigan we currently have 4 chapters (Detroit, Ann Arbor, Lansing and Grand Rapids) with over 3000+ members statewide.
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