Oakland County Executive L. Brooks Patterson joined the Oakland County Connected Vehicle Task Force on Belle Isle today to demonstrate how connected vehicles can communicate with the infrastructure around them to make it easier to find a parking spot. The demonstration with task force partners HERE (a division of Nokia) and Paxgrid Telemetric Systems showed how cloud technology can be used to determine a vehicle’s location.
“Smart parking technology is just one of the many applications we will see in a countywide connected vehicle ecosystem that will improve safety and convenience for drivers,” Patterson said.
The demonstration was part of the Intelligent Transport Systems (ITS) World Congress 2014 in Detroit. Patterson announced the formation of the connected vehicle task force during his State of the County speech last February. Its purpose is to create the first countywide connected vehicle ecosystem.