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HERE and Colorado DOT join hands for I-70 Mountain Pilot project on connected vehicle & C-ITS

Published: January 14, 2016 | Denver, CO

HERE and the Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) will work on first North American deployment of cellular Vehicle to Infrastructure(V2I) program. The collaboration with HERE is the first step by CDOT following the launch of their RoadX program in October with US Secretary of Transportation Anthony Foxx.

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Under the partnership, CDOT plans to leverage the HERE Location Cloud and Digital Transportation Infrastructure solution (DTI), on the RoadX Connected Vehicle pilot to connect vehicles, smartphones and other devices, road infrastructure and traffic management centers. CDOT will be seeking approximately 1000 vehicles to participate in the pilot which will begin its first phase during the 2016-2017 winter ski season.

How it works? 

A connected car equipped with sensor technology detects traffic incidents and road conditions on the I-70 Mountain Corridor. This information is then sent via the cellular network to the HERE Location Cloud and DTI solution, which analyzes, verifies and validates the data with additional location information. The results are then distributed to nearby vehicles, warning drivers immediately. Simultaneously, the results are sent to a traffic management center which can react to upcoming situations in real-time, ensuring safe and efficient driving. All this happens in mere seconds. Please be sure to watch this following video for more information. 

                                                         

The I-70 Mountain Pilot builds on the Finnish Transport Agency’s Nordicway project which, by working with HERE, was the first C-ITS (Cooperative Intelligent Transport Systems) deployment based on regular phone networks, without any additional roadside infrastructure involved. HERE is also working with the Dutch government to deploy a similar ITS program in the Netherlands. 

Source: HERE

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