Deadline Approaching for Entering the ITS Video Challenge

June 30, 2011, is the deadline for the U.S. Department of Transportation’s (U.S. DOT’s) Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS) Video Challenge.

The ITS Video Challenge is a national competition showcasing innovative ways that local communities use smart transportation technology to improve safety, mobility, and the environment.

Through the competition, the U.S.DOT is seeking original videos of proven ITS technologies that are already in use. State and local governments, transit agencies, private firms, and even students who want to showcase exciting smart technologies may submit videos. Videos should demonstrate the benefits of ITS technology in a local community.

The U.S. DOT encourages ITS enthusiasts to grab a video camera and start filming examples of effective smart transportation. Video submissions must be original material and should be approximately 5 to 6 minutes long. Entrants should upload videos to http://www.youtube.com and email the associated link to open@dot.gov with the subject line “ITS Deployment Video Challenge.” All videos should have an introduction, outline the benefits, mention associated costs, identify a public process, provide a demonstration, and provide the name and affiliation of each team member and a main point of contact. Entrants must provide all requested information for the entry to be valid.

The grand prize winner(s) will be honored at the 18th Annual World Congress of Intelligent Transportation Systems on October 16-20, 2011, in Orlando, FL. Authorized travel expenses will be paid for up to four members of the winning team to attend the conference in its entirety.

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