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September 24, 2019

In This Issue:

Application of the Month: Streetcar Safety
Check for Updates
2019 Florida Automated Vehicles Summit
Maintenance Appointments
As Always

Application of the Month: Streetcar Safety

It is important for drivers to be alert for streetcars that traverse Channelside Drive in downtown Tampa, especially when making turns. Preventing dangerous accidents between cars and streetcars is an important goal of the Tampa Hillsborough Expressway Authority’s (THEA) Connected Vehicle (CV) Pilot. Participants receiving a streetcar safety alert should look out for an approaching streetcar and refrain from turning until the streetcar has passed.

Streetcar operators will also receive a warning when a connected vehicle is about to cross the track in front of the streetcar, reducing the risk of a collision.

To find out more on the TECO Streetcar Line’s involvement with the CV Pilot, visit our Videos page.

Check for Updates

The CV Pilot continues to broadcast over-the-air software updates. Remember, some vehicles (treatment group) will receive alerts during the Pilot and some vehicles (control group) will not. If your vehicle has not yet received the most recent update (Version 20564 or 40163) or you are experiencing technical difficulties with the rearview mirror, please contact Rob Boelke at rob@tampacvpilot.com immediately to schedule an inspection appointment.

2019 Florida Automated Vehicles Summit

The 7th annual Florida Automated Vehicles (FAV) Summit is just around the corner! Industry experts, entrepreneurs, innovators and community leaders from around the globe come together each year to talk automated, connected, electric and shared vehicle technology. We believe in driving innovation, join us if you do too! For more information, visit https://www.favsummit.com.

Maintenance Appointments

If you believe your equipment needs an inspection, are interested in purchasing a new vehicle or require removal of the CV equipment from your vehicle, please schedule an appointment as soon as possible. Appointments are now available every Thursday and 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 is limited.

Remember, participants may continue with the Pilot using a different vehicle, pending approval. Just let us know! We’ll be glad to help.

As Always

For a refresher course on all the applications, to view the CV Pilot Training Video or download additional copies of your training materials, go to www.TampaCVPilot.com and click on the Current Participants page.

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