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Tampa Connected Vehicle Pilot in the News

Explore recent news related to the Tampa Connected Vehicle Pilot, which is part of the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Connected Vehicle Pilot Deployment Program, and the other pilot sites in Wyoming and New York City.

Also included here is news about connected vehicle test beds and related initiatives including the Ann Arbor Connected Vehicle Test Environment and the Smart City Challenge.

For more news about these exciting programs, visit the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Intelligent Transportation Systems Joint Program Office (ITS JPO) newsroom and ITS in the News.

Federal Mobility Data Helps State, Local Governments to Make More Intelligent Transportation Systems
April 10, 2017
Government Technology
Smart cities need smart cars: In the future, your car will be able to “see” through buildings
March 26, 2017
USDOT to Publish Data on Vehicle Connectivity, Automation, and Smart Infrastructure
March 23, 2017
Eno Transportation Weekly
Cars Now Talk to Other Cars, If You’re into That Sort of Thing
March 16, 2017

Excellent news for the gas-sipping, headlight-blinking, gossipy autos among us. Cadillac’s flagship 2017 CTS sedan will talk to other cars. Well, other 2017 Cadillac CTS sedans, but it’s a start. If the government gets its way, all cars will talk to each other one day soon.

Passing the Road Test in Florida
March 16, 2017
Public Works

Florida is hosting both closed-track and public road testing of transportation technology. The closed-track environment allows near real-world testing for safety-critical applications without risking impact to road users. Public road testing provides the reality check in live traffic.

Reverse Psychology
March 1, 2017
Traffic Technology International

Reversible Express Lanes in Tampa, Florida, help maximize traffic flow in a limited space. After several years of successful operation, they are now the focus for the USDOT’s Connected Vehicle Pilot Program, which aims to use CV technology to reduce congestion and improve safety in the area, as James Gordon reports

Talking Vehicle Pilot Program Begins in 3 States
March 1, 2017
Claims Journal

Commercial vehicles and private cars will soon be communicating with each other in New York, Florida and Wyoming as part of the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Connected Vehicle Pilot Program.

Tampa Hillsborough Expressway Authority set to test connected vehicle tech
February 26, 2017
Equipment Parts

The Tampa Hillsborough Expressway Authority (THEA) reports it is getting ready to test new technology as part of its Connected Vehicle Pilot Deployment project now that its partner, Brandmotion, has selected equipment providers.

Tampa enlists suppliers to launch connected vehicle tech downtown
February 23, 2017
Metro Magazine

Fla.’s Tampa Hillsborough Expressway Authority (THEA) is preparing to test and deploy new technology designed to improve transportation in downtown Tampa as part of its Connected Vehicle Pilot Deployment project.

USDOT selects Savari as Major V2X Technology Provider for Connected Vehicle Roll-Out in Florida
February 22, 2017
Telematics News

Savari Inc., a Silicon Valley start-up company, today announced that the company was selected by the Tampa Hillsborough Expressway Authority (THEA) and the partnering integrator company Brandmotion to equip the majority of vehicles with its V2X (Vehicle-to-Everything) connected car technology. 

Savari connects cars to everything (V2X) through OBUs in Tampa to reduce traffic problems & improve traffic signals
February 22, 2017
auto connected car news

Savari Inc., announced that it was selected by the Tampa Hillsborough Expressway Authority (THEA) and the partnering integrator company Brandmotion to equip the majority of vehicles with its V2X (Vehicle-to-Everything) connected car technology. 

V2X tech makes Tampa commutes safer, faster, less confusing
February 21, 2017
Tech Crunch

The Tampa-Hillsborough Expressway Authority (THEA) has partnered with Savari and Brandmotion to create a vehicle-to-everything infrastructure pilot program to help ease commuting and make it safer for everyone — including pedestrians.

Lawmakers Want NHTSA To Study Connected Car Security
February 15, 2017

Aiming to beef up security in connected and driverless cars, a group of lawmakers have introduced a bipartisan bill in the House of Representatives that would put the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) in charge of studying security issues for cars and trucks that are connected and eventually driverless.

Department of Energy Gives SwRI Nearly $3 Million For ‘Connected’ Cars
February 13, 2017
Texas Public Radio

The U.S. Department of Energy will give San Antonio-based Southwest Research Institute $2.9 million. It’s to create new uses for wireless technologies used in connected and driverless cars. SwRI thinks it can reduce energy and gas use by 20 percent.

As vehicles become modern, infrastructure must be ready
February 11, 2017
The Frederick News-Post

In early January, the U.S. Department of Transportation announced the winner of its Smart City Challenge. Seventy-eight cities competed on plans on how they will integrate technology into future transportation projects.

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