Michigan’s U.S. Representative, Candice Miller, Introduces V2I Safety Technology Bill

U.S. Representative Candice Miller (R-MI) on Thursday introduced H.R. 910, the “Vehicle-to-Infrastructure Safety Technology Investment Flexibility Act,” which provides States with flexibility to invest in Vehicle-to-Infrastructure (V2I) communication technologies from select programs within the Federal-aid Highway Program. ITS America supported her efforts and worked with her staff to expand the eligibility provided for V2I technology in the legislation. ITS America Interim President and CEO Thomas E. Kern commended Representative Miller for the bill, saying “Major automakers and technology providers are moving rapidly toward deployment of vehicle-to-vehicle (V2V) communication technology to prevent crashes. This critical legislation will provide states with the flexibility to invest in V2I safety technologies that wirelessly connect vehicles with the transportation network to reduce traffic injuries and fatalities, manage transportation systems more efficiently, and improve mobility for the public.” Representative Miller is a member of the House T&I Committee and joined us at the ITS World Congress in Detroit this past fall where she spoke at the Legislative Breakfast. More information is available in the news release, which also includes quotes from Michigan DOT Director Kirk Steudle, who chairs the ITS America Board of Directors, and ITS America members Ford and General Motors.

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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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