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The Vehicle Infrastructure Integration (VII) Initiative is a cooperative effort between Federal and State departments of transportation (DOT's) and automobile manufacturers. Together they are evaluating the technical, economic, and social/political feasibility of deploying a communications system that will be used primarily for improving the safety and efficiency of the nation’s road transportation system.

VII will support vehicle-to-infrastructure for a variety of vehicle safety applications and transportation operations, as well as enable the deployment of a variety of applications that support private commercial interests, such as vehicle manufacturers. It is supported by a radio spectrum at 5.9 GHz, specifically allocated for Dedicated Short Range Communications (DSRC).

On-board and roadside equipment, GPS, and wireless systems will also play a role in providing data to applications that will process it for different uses and then reverse the communications back to the users.

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July 1, 2010
US DOT Presentations from ITS America Annual Meeting Now Available
Presented in Palm Springs the first week of June, these PowerPoint presentations from several US DOT staff are now available from the ITS Joint Program Office website.

Aug 11, 2010
More Insurers Offering Safe Driver Discounts
With more drivers than ever on the roads insurance has seen a steady rise year over year. However, insurers have created several ways to reward those who work hard to be safe drivers. Companies such as Cheap Car Insurance and Geico are among several offering a discount incentive to those who go above and beyond to keep their driving record clean.

Nov 23, 2010
Democrats Revive Push for Auto-Safety Bill
U.S. Senate Democrats have revived talks to push for passage of an auto-safety bill designed to respond to concerns raised by the Toyota Motor Corp. recalls. If passed auto makers would be forced to be more forthright about defects. Democrats are in discussions with lobbyists at this time.

Upcoming Events

  • Upcoming workshops and meetings currently being scheduled. Check back often for updates.