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ITS-Michigan Spring Meeting

February 19, 2008

ITS-Michigan meeting explores ITS collaboration

The spring meeting of the Michigan chapter of the Intelligent Transportation Society takes place on February 26 at the University of Michigan-Dearborn. The theme of the meeting is "ITS Linkages through Industry, University, and Government."

Featured speakers include:

  • Michael Cops, manager of the Vehicle Infrastructure Integration Consortium
  • Greg Larson, chief of the Office of Traffic Operations Research, division of research and innovation in the California Department of Transportation
  • Gene McHale, manager of the cooperative intersection collision avoidance system at Turner-Fairbank Highway Research Center
  • Peter Sweatman, ITS Michigan president and director of UMTRI

In addition, John Cristiano, director of UM-Dearbornメs Henry W. Patton Center for Engineering Education and Practice, will give attendees an overview of research and development being done at UM-Dearborn. Roger Shulze, director of UM-Dearbornメs Institute for Advanced Vehicle Systems, will talk about advanced vehicle system research and development at the university, as well as give attendees a tour of its driving simulator.

ITS-Michigan, a not-for-profit organization to foster the use of advanced technologies in surface transportation systems, works to improve the safety, security and efficiency of the nation's transportation system for the traveling public through the deployment of ITS.

Meeting details:

February 26, 2008, 9:00 a.m. to noon

University of Michigan-Dearborn

Institute for Advanced Vehicle Systems Building

4901 Evergreen Road

Dearborn, MI 48128-1491

Registration:

Trudy Bahr

734-936-2070

ttbahr@umich.edu