ARLINGTON, Va. (Aug. 25, 2010) —The Trucking Industry Mobility and Technology Coalition (TIMTC) will facilitate a Truck IntelliDrive and Smart Roadside session at the American Trucking Associations' (ATA) Technology and Maintenance Council fall meeting in Raleigh, N.C., Sept. 22.
Through the TIMTC session, motor carriers can provide the U.S. Department of Transportation with direct feedback on onboard technology issues, the ATA said, since it has been structured as an interactive dialogue between government and industry. Included will be a discussion of the National Academy of Sciences' (NAS) large truck fuel efficiency study as well as an update on the joint Environmental Protection Agency/National Highway Transportation Safety Administration (NHTSA) rulemaking efforts.
The IntelliDrive Program is a major initiative of the Research and Innovative Technology Administration's Intelligent Transportation Systems Program, in collaboration with NHTSA, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) and Federal Highway Administration (FHWA). The large truck component of the program focuses on advancing connectivity among commercial vehicles and roadway infrastructure to improve transportation safety and mobility, according to the ATA.
A copy of the NAS report “Technologies and Approaches to Reducing the Fuel Consumption of Medium- and Heavy-Duty Vehicles” is available from the NAS.
More information on IntelliDrive is available at its websiteits website.
TIMTC membership is free to public and private sector trucking industry stakeholders “as a mechanism for collaborating on critical industry issues and programs and the technology solutions for addressing industry challenges,” according to the ATA.