Kapsch TrafficCom AG, listed on the Vienna Stock Exchange in the prime market segment, informs that Kapsch TrafficCom North America (Kapsch) has been selected by HNTB and the Michigan DOT (MDOT) to deliver a Truck Parking Connected-Vehicle System at five sites along theI-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 customized 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 utilizing 5.9 GHz – the chosen technology for the US DOT Connected Vehicle Safety Pilot program. The system will be fully delivered in December 2013. The contract has a rather low volume but a high strategic significance.
“With the advent of monitoring commercial vehicle driver hours of service through electronic on-board recorders, the importance of knowing not only where the closest truck stop is but also the corresponding space availability is now a ‘must-have’ for the commercial vehicle marketplace,” said Chris Murray, President and CEO, Kapsch TrafficCom North America. “This trial further delineates the value enabled by utilizing 5.9 GHz technology for an ever expanding array of commercial vehicle applications.”
“The proposal from Kapsch demonstrated exemplary value to the I-94 Truck Parking Project,” said Eric Morris, Associate Vice President and Project Manager for HNTB. “A robust understanding of our project’s needs coupled with the demonstrated experience at the 2012 World Congress, as well as the I-70Pre-Pass Pilot, gave HNTB and MDOT the confidence we needed that Kapsch will deliver a stellar product.”
The I-94 Truck Parking solution is another example of how Kapsch is delivering value to the commercial vehicle operations (CVO) marketplace with 5.9 GHz. Kapsch also is currently participating in a three-state wireless assessment pilot project with HELP Inc. to demonstrate the power of automated screening of driver, paperless credential and commercial vehicle information utilizing 5.9 GHz DSRC. The pilot is taking place at five inspection facilities in Indiana, Illinois and Ohio. The benefits for states and carriers include improved highway safety and mobility, greater carrier compliance, and significant time, money and fuel savings. Both projects demonstrate Kapsch’s innovative solutions to the CVO marketplace and its commitment to the commercialization of 5.9 GHz applications.
About Kapsch TrafficCom
Kapsch TrafficCom is a provider of intelligent transportation systems (ITS) in the application fields of toll collection, urban access management and traffic safety and security. Kapsch TrafficCom covers the entire value creation chain of its customers as a one-stop shop by providing products and components as well as subsystems as open market products, by integrating them into turnkey systems or by developing end-to-end solutions, including services for the technical and commercial operations of systems. Within its current core business of electronic toll collection (ETC), Kapsch TrafficCom designs, builds and operates ETC systems, in particular for multi-lanefree-flow traffic. With 280 references in 41 countries on all five continents and with almost 70 million on-board units delivered and about 18,000 lanes equipped, Kapsch TrafficCom has positioned itself among the internationally recognized suppliers of electronic toll collection worldwide. Kapsch TrafficCom is headquartered in Vienna, Austria, and has subsidiaries and representative offices in 30 countries. In North America, the company operates offices in Virginia, Texas, California, Maryland, Pennsylvania, Ontario, and Mexico.