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Northwest Passage Rural Vehicle Infrastructure Integration – UTC

Project #: 4W2489
Start Date: 12/01/2008
End Date: 06/30/2009

Vehicle-Infrastructure Integration (VII) is an initiative for communication of information between smart vehicles, equipment and sensors on the roadway, and information service providers and managers. Major national research organizations, including the Research and Innovative Technologies Administration of the USDOT, are exploring the potential of VII to improve transportation safety, relieve congestion and enhance the productivity of America’s roadways. However, the current application of VII has been largely limited to urban applications. WTI is currently working with the North/West Passage Pooled Fund, which consists of the departments of transportation for states along the I-90 and I-94 corridor from Wisconsin to Washington, to develop a concept for a VII demonstration and testbed. The demonstration would highlight and explore application of VII specifically as it relates to the rural environment with its unique problems and issues.


The goal of this project is to research and identify appropriate Vehicle Infrastructure Integration (VII) applications for a rural environment, and develop a concept for a demonstration project based on one of the promising applications.

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