7.1 Better, Safer, Faster: The Promise of Connected Vehicles

Wednesday, 9 January 2013: 1:30 PM
Room 19A (Austin Convention Center)
Sheldon D. Drobot, NCAR, Boulder, CO; and M. Chapman, G. N. Guevara, and P. A. Pisano

The U.S. Department of Transportation's (USDOT) Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) and Research and Innovative Technology Administration (RITA) have been jointly working to promote safety, mobility and productivity on the nation's surface transportation system by advancing road weather research. With direction from the FHWA's Road Weather Management Program (RWMP), the University Corporation for Atmospheric Research (UCAR) has developed a Vehicle Data Translator (VDT) that incorporates vehicle-based measurements of the road and surrounding atmosphere with other, more traditional weather data sources, and creates road and atmospheric hazard products for a variety of users. This presentation outlines the use of the VDT in the development of road weather applications.
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