Amaro (UD), 27 August 2007
Vehicle Infrastructure Integration Consortium Deploys Parvus DuraCOR 1100 for Vehicle-to-Vehicle and Vehicle-to-Roadside Communication
Parvus Corporation, subsidiary of Eurotech Group, today announced that the Vehicle Infrastructure Integration Consortium (VIIC) has selected the Parvus DuraCOR? 1100 computer for the federally funded Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS) initiative aimed at reducing highway congestion and automotive crashes.
Parvus was selected by the Consortium for its modular and highly rugged computing products suited for onboard vehicle processing, positioning, and communications. Parvus is part of the Eurotech Group, which has a long history in the traffic and public transportation field, providing vehicle communication, location tracking, and video surveillance systems, as well as mobile internet access points and passenger counting devices.
If deployed nationwide, the VII initiative will involve the build-out of networks, digital radios, pods and communications systems on major US roadways. Data transmitted from the roadside to the vehicle could warn a driver that it is not safe to enter an intersection. Vehicles could serve as data collectors and anonymously transmit traffic and road condition information from every major road within the transportation network. Such information would provide transportation agencies with the information needed to implement active strategies to relieve traffic congestion.
The VIIC was established in 2004 to support the National VII Coalition effort to determine the feasibility of nationwide deployment of a Vehicle Infrastructure Integration (VII) program, and to establish a strategy for implementation, communications standards and capabilities.
The National VII Coalition consists of the U.S. Department of Transportation (US DOT), ten State Departments of Transportation, and light vehicle manufacturers. The VIIC's members are: BMW of North America, LLC, DaimlerChrysler Corporation, Ford Motor Company, General Motors Corporation, Honda R&D Americas, Inc., Nissan North America, Inc., Toyota Motor Engineering & Manufacturing North America, Inc., Volkswagen of America, Inc. More information about the VII may be found at http://www.its.dot.gov/vii/index.htm