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Connected Vehicles: Is Your City Ready for this New Technology?

9:00 AM - 10:30 AM
November 18, 2017

Traffic congestion in many cities is crippling. But what if vehicles could travel more efficiently and safely by “talking” wirelessly with traffic lights, pedestrians, and with each other? Could connected vehicles ease the traffic burden? To find out, the U.S. Department of Transportation will test connected vehicle technology in two major cities: New York and Tampa. The New York City pilot will be the largest in the nation, with more than 300 traffic signals talking to 8,000 vehicles and more than 100 pedestrians via personal devices. The Tampa pilot will feature 1,500 cars, 10 buses, 10 trolleys, and 500 pedestrians with smartphone apps, and will deploy a variety of connected vehicle technologies to relieve congestion, reduce collisions and prevent wrong way crashes. Attend this session to learn more about connected vehicle technology and the benefits it could bring to your city. You’ll also hear about the institutional, legal, and technical issues that may impact the use of connected vehicle technologies.

 

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