Kapsch highlights CVO capabilities of its 5.9GHz DSRC technology
First publishedITS America
The Kapsch 5.9 GHz Dedicated Short Range Communications (DSRC) in-vehicle unit
Kapsch TrafficCom will appear at the 23rd ITS America Annual Meeting with an important recent validation of the versatility of its 5.9 GHz DSRC multi-modal, integrated and interoperable technologies. Earlier this month, the company announced it had been selected by HNTB and the Michigan DOT (MDOT) to deliver a Truck Parking Connected-Vehicle System at five sites along the I-94 corridor in Michigan. The Kapsch solution consists of a 5.9 GHz Dedicated Short Range Communications (DSRC) in-vehicle unit and roadside equipment with customized application software that together provide drivers with real-time truck parking availability information from MDOT facilities and private truck stops. This system is the first truck parking system to be deployed in North America utilizing 5.9 GHz -- the chosen technology for the US DOT Connected Vehicle Safety Pilot program. The system will be fully delivered in December 2013. The contract has a rather low volume but a high strategic significance.
“This trial further delineates the value enabled by utilizing 5.9 GHz technology for an ever-expanding array of commercial vehicle applications,” commented Chris Murray, president and CEO, Kapsch TrafficCom North America.
The in-vehicle segment of the Kapsch solution will consist of a location-based application running on the TS3306 5.9 GHz DSRC On-Board Unit and a truck parking application user interface hosted on an off-the-shelf Android-based tablet. The roadside segment will feature the MTX-9450 5.9 GHz DSRC WAVE Transceiver, interfacing with MDOT’s Advanced Traffic Management System, which will furnish real-time truck parking availability data.
At the ITS America Annual Meeting, Kapsch will also be highlighting that it is also currently participating in a three-state wireless assessment pilot project with HELP, Inc. to demonstrate the power of automated screening of driver, paperless credential and commercial vehicle information utilizing 5.9 GHz DSRC. The pilot is taking place at five inspection facilities in Indiana, Illinois and Ohio.