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ITS Minnesota Fall Industry Forum to feature “intelligent intersection” demonstrations

The 2006 ITS Minnesota Fall Industry Forum will be held October 23, 2006 at the Continuing Education and Conference Center on the University of Minnesota’s Saint Paul campus. The North Central Section of the Institute of Transportation Engineers (NCITE) and the Women’s Transportation Seminar (WTS) are co-sponsoring the event with the Minnesota chapter of ITS America.

This year’s event will feature the Innovative Mobility Showcase, a series of demonstrations highlighting wireless communications and data processing technologies used in the federally supported Vehicle Infrastructure Initiative. Demonstration topics include:

  • Traffic Signal Violation Warning: Intersection sensors and in-vehicle systems cooperate to warn the driver of potentially unsafe conditions as the vehicle approaches the intersection.
  • Public Safety Vehicle Priority Signal Activation: A public safety vehicle requests signal priority, and signal timing is altered if necessary.
  • In-Vehicle Signing: Audible warnings are presented to the driver as a vehicle approaches a designated work zone.

The Continuing Education and Conference Center is located at 1890 Buford Avenue, Saint Paul.

For more information on the Fall Industry Forum, contact Electra Sylva, 612-624-3708 or conferences5@cce.umn.edu, or visit www.itsmn.org.