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U.S. Department of Transportation Announces Public Meeting and Webinar to Discuss ITS Connected Vehicle Safety Program

When: August 2-4, 2011
Where: Chicago, Illinois

Webinar service available all day on August 2 and 3; in the morning only on August 4th.

The U.S. Department of Transportation (U.S.DOT) will be hosting a free public meeting and webinar to provide updates and promote lively discussion on the Connected Vehicle Safety Program. This is a follow on to a similar meeting and webinar held in July, 2010. The meeting is being organized by the Intelligent Transportation Systems Joint Program Office (ITS JPO) which is part of the Research and Innovative Technology Administration (RITA).  To learn more about the ITS Program please visit the program’s website at

The goal of this public meeting and webinar is to provide an overview of the entire ITS Connected Vehicle Safety research program, including Vehicle to Vehicle (V2V), Vehicle to Infrastructure (V2I), Safety Pilot, Safety Policy, and Human Factors.  There will also be a special session on commercial vehicles designed to solicit input from the commercial vehicle industry (heavy vehicle manufacturers, suppliers, and other interested parties) on U.S. DOT’s research plans for related commercial vehicle applications for safety.

About the Connected Vehicle Research program at U.S. DOT

Connected Vehicle research at U.S. Department of Transportation is a multimodal program that involves using wireless communication between vehicles, infrastructure, and personal communications devices to improve safety, mobility, and environmental sustainability. To learn more about the Connected Vehicle program please visit


Tuesday – Thursday, August 2-4, 2011
9:00am - 4:30pm

Click here for preliminary agendas for the meeting.

Day 1 – Safety Program Areas Updates and Results
Day 2 – Safety Policy workshop
Day 3 – Commercial Vehicle and Transit V2V Safety Discussion

Hyatt Regency Chicago
151 East Wacker Drive,
Chicago, Illinois, USA 60601
Tel: 1 312 565 1234    Fax: +1 312 239 4414


Person planning to attend the public meeting should send their full name, organization and business e-mail address to Adam Hopps at ITS America at by July 30, 2011.

Persons planning to be part of the webinar should mention so in their e-mail registration.

Persons needing special accommodations please mention your needs in your registration e-mail.

For any questions please contact Adam Hopps at or 202 680 0091



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