Perhaps one of the greatest innovations in transportation is the development of connected and autonomous vehicles. In reaction to this new technology, UTRC2 organized the first annual Connected Vehicle Test-Bed Development & Integration Workshop held at the University at Buffalo in Buffalo, NY on June 1, 2012 and the 2nd Connected and Self-driven Vehicles Symposium held at Rutgers University in Piscataway, NJ on June 17-18, 2013.
Due to the success of these two conferences, UTRC2 is planning the 3rd Connected and Autonomous Vehicle Symposium to be held at the SUNY Polytechnic Institute (SUNY Poly) in Albany, NY on November 5, 2014.
At the same time in the fall of 2014, the USDOT is in the process of offering regional pre-deployment workshops and webinars regarding their Connected Vehicle Pilot Deployment Program. It is anticipated that in early 2015 the USDOT will offer solicitations for Wave 1 Pilot Deployment Concepts.
In order to compete for the Wave 1 Pilot Deployment Concepts solicitations it will necessary to have in place a well coordinated consortium of various key stakeholders in State and Local government, universities, research institutions and the private sector that together have developed a list of priority Connected Vehicle applications and begun the process of conceptualizing the deployment of those applications.
Leveraging the strengths of UTRC and SUNY Poly, the Smart City Market Alignment for Roadway Technologies (SMART) Symposium will offer the framework for the use of Connected and Autonomous Vehicles as a pathway to Smart Cities and the Internet of Things (IoT) by focusing on each phase of the Research, Development and Deployment Continuum.
Highlights will include dynamic keynotes by transportation and technology experts and panels that detail University-based Research Assets, Industry-driven Tech Roadmap, Government-directed Framework and Investment Strategies to Enable Success.
FEATURED KEYNOTE SPEAKERS
New York State Department of Transportation Commissioner Joan McDonald, Congressman Paul Tonko, and Senior Vice President for Cisco’s Technology Group, Helder Antunes, Delivered Keynote Addresses at the 3rd Symposium on Connected and Autonomous Vehicles on November 5, 2014.
Joan McDonald, New York State Department of Transportation’s Commissioner
Paul Tonko, U.S. Representative (NY-20th District)
Helder Antunes, Senior Vice President for Cisco’s Technology Group