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July 10, 2019

In This Issue:

Application of the Month: Intersection Movement Assist
Congressional Visit
More Updates Coming!
From Design to Deployment
Maintenance Schedule

Application of the Month: Intersection Movement Assist

As part of the Tampa Hillsborough Expressway Authority (THEA) Connected Vehicle Pilot’s suite of vehicle-to-vehicle (V2V) communications, the Intersection Movement Assist application warns the driver they are on a potential collision course with another connected vehicle coming from a different direction, either from the side or from the front. The other vehicle may even be obstructed from the participant’s view. Drivers who receive this alert should pay attention, look around and proceed with caution. Participants with updated units in the treatment group can receive this alert currently, and like all V2V alerts, it may be seen outside of the downtown deployment area. Head over to the Current Participants page for a refresher course on all the applications, view the CV Pilot Training Video or download additional copies of your training materials.

Congressional Visit

On June 17, U.S. Representative Ross Spano (center), who represents Florida’s 15th Congressional District (Brandon/Lakeland/Dover), visited THEA to view ongoing projects including the Selmon Extension and the CV Pilot. Pictured atop the Selmon Expressway’s reversible lanes with Bob Frey (left), THEA’s Director of Planning and Innovation, and Max Artman (right), THEA’s Project Manager for Toll Operations, Rep. Spano toured the Pilot deployment area and participated in a demonstration of the Pilot’s emergency brake light warning, forward collision warning and wrong way alerts. For more information on upcoming and ongoing THEA projects, visit https://www.tampa-xway.com/initiatives/.

More Updates Coming!

Over-the-air software updates are continuing, and participants selected as part of the treatment group are beginning to see safety messages when driving along the Selmon Expressway’s Reversible Express Lanes and in the downtown Tampa deployment area. To date, 461 participants have received the most recent round of updates (ver. 20564). If you have not yet received the most recent update, don’t worry! Keep in mind, it may take your vehicle several passes to receive the necessary information to update. Drivers with units in the control group will not receive alerts until a later date, if at all. All drivers can expect additional over-the-air updates to new firmware versions by the end of July.

From Design to Deployment

APWA Reporter Magazine article

In the American Public Works Association’s annual transportation issue of their monthly magazine, The Reporter, you’ll find an in-depth feature detailing how the THEA CV Pilot was developed and implemented, and how your participation is moving connected vehicles from theory to reality. View the article in the APWA Reporter’s digital edition.

Maintenance Schedule

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If you are interested in purchasing a new vehicle, require an equipment removal from your current vehicle due to a commute change/move, or believe your equipment needs an inspection, please schedule a maintenance or uninstall appointment. These appointments are available every Friday between 9:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. at the HCC Ybor Training Center (subject to change). Be sure to plan ahead, as availability for these appointments is limited. There will be no maintenance availability on Friday, July 26. Participants requiring uninstallation may continue with the Pilot using a different vehicle, pending an inspection at a subsequent re-installation appointment. As always, visit the Current Participants page for resources and information regarding your participation.

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