CONNECTICUT DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION
2800 BERLIN TURNPIKE P.O. BOX 317546
|FOR RELEASE: September 19, 2007||
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SMART CAR SAFETY TECHNOLOGY DEMONSTRATION PLANNED SEPTEMBER 27
AT RENTSCHLER FIELD,
The goal of VII research is to create a nationwide network in which “smart cars” and other vehicles communicate wirelessly among one another and with the roadway infrastructure in order to improve safety and reduce congestion.
“With the technology currently under development, cars can actually warn drivers that they are about to unsafely enter an intersection or run off the road,” said Jay Koolis, President of ITS-CT. “This is just another preventative tool that could be available in the years ahead to keep drivers safer on the road.”
During the demonstration, transportation developers and managers, engineering students, and members of the legislature and media from
The demonstration at Rentschler Field is open to the public and is FREE. It takes only about 15 minutes to go through the demo. Lunch is available for $10, but reservations must be made in advance. Reservation forms are available on the ITS-CT website at http://its-ct.org.
In addition to the VII demonstration, various transportation and technology vendors will showcase their products and services both indoors at The Club at Rentschler and outside in the parking lot. Directions to Rentschler in
To learn more about VII and how these new technologies can save lives, time and money, go to the VII website at http://www.itsa.org/viitechdemos.htmland see a VII video at this link: www.itsa.org/userfiles/ITS%20America%20VII%20Video%202006.wmv.