Media Briefing: UDOT to Showcase Nation’s First Operational Deployment of Connected Vehicle Technology to U.S. Transportation Officials 

Media Briefing: UDOT to Showcase Nation’s First Operational Deployment of Connected Vehicle Technology to U.S. Transportation Officials 

 

UDOT hosting workshop on connected/autonomous vehicle technology innovations, providing tours of real-world application on Redwood Road

 

WHAT:
Media briefing in conjunction with UDOT workshop involving state and national transportation officials on connected/autonomous vehicle (CAV) technology. UDOT is recognized as a national leader in CAV technology, and is the first department of transportation in the country to install and use it in a real-world, operational setting. UDOT engineers and other national officials will be available to discuss the department’s CAV innovations, as well as the state of this technology on a national level.

In addition, UDOT will conduct a short tour along a section of Redwood Road to demonstrate how this technology is currently being used to improve on-time performance of Utah Transit Authority buses.

*NOTE: space is limited aboard the bus, and tours will be available only to journalists who RSVP.

WHEN:
Wednesday, Feb. 14, at 1:45 p.m.

WHERE:
Meet at Northwest corner of 5600 South Redwood Road at UDOT signal box

WHO:
Blaine Leonard, UDOT technology and innovation engineer
National transportation officials 

VISUALS:

–       Bus tour and demonstration of CAV technology using UTA bus

–       CAV communication equipment installed and operating along Redwood Road 

  

MEDIA CONTACT:
John Gleason
UDOT Public Information Officer
jgleason@utah.gov
Cell: 801-560-7740

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