Event will focus on “ITS Linkages through Industry, University and Government”

February 19, 2008

DEARBORN / Feb. 19, 2008---The University of Michigan-Dearborn will host the Intelligent Transportation Society’s Michigan chapter spring meeting from 9 a.m. to noon on Tuesday, Feb. 26 in the campus’s Institute for Advanced Vehicles Systems Building.

The meeting will focus on “ITS Linkages through Industry, University and Government.” Featured speakers will 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; and Peter Sweatman, ITS Michigan president and director of the Transportation Research Institute at U-M Ann Arbor.

In addition, John Cristiano, director of UM-Dearborn’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’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, according to its Web site.

For more information about the ITS-Michigan spring meeting, including how to register for the event, contact Trudy Bahr at 734-936-2070 or ttbahr@umich.edu.


The University of Michigan-Dearborn does not necessarily endorse speakers’ views.




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