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DOT Wants Public Feedback on Connected Vehicle Communications

The Department of Transportation is seeking comments on how recent technology developments would affect the deployment of dedicated short-range communications for connected-vehicle transmissions. DOT mainly wants to hear from stakeholders and the general public about technology platforms that may support or change vehicle-to-vehicle, vehicle-to-infrastructure and vehicle-to-pedestrian communications, according to a …

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Charles River Analytics Scientist Highlights FHWA-Funded Motorcyclist Safety Tech Project

Michael Jenkins, senior scientist at Charles River Analytics, discussed the company’s efforts to develop an augmented reality display through a Federal Highway Administration-funded project aimed at hazard awareness for motorcyclists. He delivered a presentation about the BARRACUDA initiative at the third-annual meeting of the FHWA’s Motorcyclist Advisory Council last month, …

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DoT Federal Transit Administration to Solicit for Project Management Oversight Services

Bloomberg Government expects the Department of Transportation‘s Federal Transit Administration to begin soliciting for the Project Management Oversight multiple-award contract this fall, the media firm said Tuesday. The estimated $750 million indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract calls for firms to evaluate prime transportation projects including capital investment grants and rail modernization; manage project caseloads; …

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Boeing Invests in California-Based Autonomous Logistics Platform Maker

Boeing‘s venture capital arm has invested in Matternet, a company developing an unmanned aerial vehicle designed for urban logistics use. The California-based startup raised $16 million through a recent Series A funding round led by HorizonX Ventures, Boeing said Tuesday. Matternet received authorization last year to operate a UAV platform over Switzerland’s densely populated areas and has delivered …

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Insitu, University Team Up to Support FAA UAS Integration Pilot Program

Boeing‘s Insitu subsidiary has partnered with the University of Alaska Fairbanks for an effort to help state, local and tribal governments integrate the use of unmanned aircraft systems into the country’s airspace. The partnership will work to support the Federal Aviation Administration‘s UAS Integration Pilot Program, which aims to develop new aviation regulations for unmanned aircraft …

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John Chiaramonte Named Senior Program Manager at Mission Critical Partners; Kevin Murray Comments

John Chiaramonte has joined Mission Critical Partners as a senior program manager, where he will work to help MCP expand its Next Generation 9-1-1 business. Chiaramonte joins MCP from a lead associate post with Booz Allen Hamilton, a management consulting firm. At Booz Allen, he managed a portfolio of projects supporting the U.S. Department of Transportation‘s National 911 …

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