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Jack Finn: Vehicle Infrastructure Integration Program

Posted: 10/04/2007

Jack Finn talks about the Vehicle Infrastructure Integration initiative and the commencement of design and testing of technologies for "smart" cars. Engineers predict that these vehicles will be capable of relaying information about road incidents and conditions to each other and to traffic control centers. HNTB holds a contract with the Michigan Dept. of Transportation (MDOT) to provide program support, including design and deployment of VII test beds, and another to deploy testbeds in cooperation with wireless provider Motorola. One of these test beds covers 10 miles of freeways and local roads in Detroit. It will be used for national Proof of Concept (POC) testing of select VII hardware, software and application prototypes in support of the VII Coalition, the U.S. Dept. of Transportation and other stakeholders.

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Jack Finn

Jack Finn is a senior vice president and national director of toll services for HNTB Corp., Kansas City. The son of an engineer on the New Jersey Turnpike, Finn has almost 3 decades of experience with toll roads and PPPs, including the Chicago Skyway lease.

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