I want to alert you to a free webinar this Thursday on an emerging subject that may be new to you: vehicle-to-vehicle & infrastructure technology.
There is real and growing potential for vehicle-to-vehicle and vehicle-to-infrastructure communication systems to revolutionize roadway safety and mobility. USDOT research indicates that “these technologies may potentially address up to 82 percent of crash scenarios with unimpaired drivers, preventing tens of thousands of automobile crashes every year. Visit USDOT’s Research and Innovative Technology Administration resource page about connected vehicles. And Will Handsfield of Greater Greater Washington has two very good recent stories on a related issue, self-driving cars: How will self-driving cars change transportation? and The next black swan for transportation: self-driving cars.
Understanding how automakers, government and technology suppliers envision the development of this industry can help public agencies and elected officials as they plan transportation facilities and devise policy.
The webinar, “Barriers & solutions to vehicle to vehicle and vehicle to infrastructure deployment for road safety” is this Thursday Dec 15, 12-1:00 p.m. (ET). Speakers include representatives from the Michigan DOT and Toyota’s InfoTechnology Center. They will “shed light on the technical challenges for deployment and evolution of V2V systems, such as protocol development and the potential of incorporating cellular connectivity, for faster deployment.” They’ll also “reveal the key business strategies that industry experts foresee driving this market forward.”
The webinar is sponsored by Telematics Update. Read the press release below.