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Our Connected Future: The Positive Evolution of Transportation

Via Traffic Technology (page 75)

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Traffic Technology columnist Mike Shagrin takes a brief look at how far the connected vehicle has come in the past 10 years.

"Over the past decade, the USDOT's Connected Vehicle Research Program has been on a long and winding road with several uncertainties along the way, including what it would produce and sometimes whether or not it would continue to even exist. The good news, however, is that 2014 was a major positive in what has been--and continues to be--a major evolving story.

When we at USDOT envisioned a connected vehicle environment in the early 2000s, we thought that V2I capability would be deployed first. We worked with car companies and public agencies to plan for the simultaneous implementation of vehicle and infrastructure communications systems."

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