First publishedon www.ITSInternational.com
Iteris has won a $1 million contract to upgrade the Florida Department of Transportation (FDoT)’s state-wide ITS architecture (SITSA) and seven regional ITS architectures (RITSA).
Iteris says SITSA and RITSAs support Florida’s ITS planning and encourage interoperability and connected and autonomous vehicle (C/AV) preparations.
Under the five-year agreement, Iteris will review and evaluate each architecture and define plans for the different DoT regions to address transportation needs with technology such as C/AVs. The company says it will also highlight opportunities to capture and use transportation data to support decision making related to ITS.
Cliff Heise, federal programme project manager, transportation systems, at Iteris, says: “It is vital that transportation stakeholders invest in preparations for the new realities and use a common framework to efficiently facilitate their project development and deployment activities.”
As part of the deal, Iteris will use the latest version of the Architecture Reference for Cooperative and Intelligent Transportation (ARC-IT) and its software toolset, the Regional Architecture Development for Intelligent Transportation, to update Florida’s architectures. ARC-IT provides an architecture reference to collaboratively deploy transportation systems to support C/AV technologies, the company adds.