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October 21, 2019

In This Issue:

Application of the Month: Pedestrian Safety
Check for Updates
FHWA Group Visits THEA
Maintenance Appointments
As Always

Application of the Month: Pedestrian Safety

Drivers should be alert for pedestrians during commutes throughout downtown Tampa. Preventing incidents between cars and pedestrians is an important goal of the Tampa Hillsborough Expressway Authority’s (THEA) Connected Vehicle (CV) Pilot. Light Detection and Ranging (LiDAR) sensors have been installed at the midblock crosswalk on East Twiggs Street at the Hillsborough County Courthouse in an effort to improve pedestrian safety. When the sensors detect a pedestrian in the crosswalk, roadside equipment will broadcast that information to connected vehicles in the vicinity, and their drivers will receive an alert.

To familiarize yourself with the challenges faced at this crosswalk, 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, 20580, or 40175) or you are experiencing technical difficulties with the rearview mirror, please contact Rob Boelke at rob@tampacvpilot.com immediately to schedule an inspection appointment.

FHWA Group Visits THEA

On October 8th, 17 members of the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) pooled-fund study group “Aurora” visited THEA for a presentation and demonstration of the CV Pilot. In attendance were representatives from 14 state and federal transportation agencies, as well as several universities. Aurora focuses on road weather information systems, and provided a great dialogue regarding the continued development of applications for the future of CV. For more information on upcoming and ongoing THEA projects, visit https://www.tampa-xway.com/initiatives/.

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 available on select Thursdays and Fridays 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.

Visit www.TampaCVpilot.com
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