Recognizing the critical role which transportation plays in terms of supporting the U.S. economy and affecting the quality of life of its citizens, the U.S. government has been actively engaged in connected vehicle research in order to improve the efficiency, safety, environmental compatibility, and resiliency of the transportation system. This session will present some of thoughts of key government officials, at both the national and the regional levels, on the topic of connected vehicles and the need for connected vehicle test-beds to support the research, development, evaluation and testing of emerging technologies and applications.
Several researchers at leading U.S. universities are actively engaged in research related to connected vehicles and cyber transportation systems. This session aims at highlighting a representative sample of some of those research initiatives and what universities are doing in terms of developing and integrating test-beds for connected vehicle research.
As the name implies, vehicle connectivity and the wireless communication environment among the vehicles, infrastructure and the travelers are at the core of the connected vehicle initiative. At the same time, connected vehicles are expected to result in massive volumes of traffic-related data which can be utilized to improve system performance. This second session will highlight the perspective of the IT & Telecom industry with respect to connected vehicle research and connected vehicle testbeds.
This session will focus on summarizing the perspective and the vision of the auto industry with respect to connected vehicle research and the need for the development and integration of test-beds for connected vehicles. Speakers include key researchers from GM, Toyota and other auto manufacturing companies.
The purpose of this forum was to give all candidates for Mayor an opportunity to address a wide range of issues that affect transportation policy, community sustainability, safety and livability in NYC.