Kapsch secures business with 5.9GHz expertise
First publishedITS America
Steve Sprouffske with the TS3306 aftermarket 5.9 device
Kapsch TrafficCom appears 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 customised 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 utilising 5.9 GHz - the chosen technology for the US DOT Connected Vehicle Safety Pilot program. Kapsch will be offering demos of the I-94 truck parking solution at its booth. “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. At the ITS America Annual Meeting, Kapsch is also highlighting that it is also currently participating in a three-state wireless assessment pilot project to demonstrate the power of automated screening of driver, paperless credential and commercial vehicle information utilising 5.9 GHz DSRC. The pilot is taking place at five inspection facilities in Indiana, Illinois and Ohio.