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Thursday, November 15, 2012

WTS-Boston November Luncheon

12:30 PM - 02:15 PM Eastern Standard Time

Join us for an interesting presentation on how innovative technology may just transform automotive safety as we know it today.

WTS-Boston November Luncheon
Thursday, November 15, 2012

“Can Cars That Talk To Each Other Save Lives?”

Guest Speakers
Emily Nodine
USDOT Volpe Center, Mechanical Engineer in the Advanced Transportation Technology Division

Kevin Gay
USDOT Volpe Center, Operations Research Analyst from the Technology Innovation and Policy Division

The Connected Vehicle Safety Pilot Program is a multi-modal effort co-led by the Research and Innovative Technology Administration (RITA) Intelligent Transportation Systems Joint Program Office and National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.  This program is the largest field test of automotive safety applications ever conducted.  It will determine the effectiveness of connected vehicle safety applications at reducing motor vehicle crashes and could significantly transform automotive safety.

Mr. Gay, who supports the USDOT in managing the Connected Vehicle Safety Pilot Program, will provide an overview of the technology and the field test that is currently taking place in Ann Arbor, MI.  Ms. Nodine will present the evaluation of the data that is being collected during that field test, which will address safety benefits, driver acceptance, and system capability of the technology.  The results of the evaluation will be used to support the USDOT in determining the future of connected vehicle technology in this country.

Courtyard by Marriott / Boston Tremont Hotel
275 Tremont Street
Boston, Massachusetts

Registration/Networking: 11:30AM – 12:00PM
Lunch/Announcements: 12:00PM – 12:30PM
Program: 12:30PM - 1:15PM  

November Luncheon Menu
Mixed Green Salad with Balsamic Vinaigrette Dressing / Grilled Chicken and Butternut Squash Ravioli / Assorted Mini Pastries

Registration Fees
Members:  $30 Public Sector / $35 Private Sector
Non-Members:  $45 Public Sector / $60 Private Sector
Students and Retirees:  $15        
Table of 10:  $350
Kindly RSVP by Monday, November 12th, 2012

Click here to register for this event.

 For questions on this event, please contact Carrie Lavallee at:



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