Industry, academia, and the Oak Ridge National Laboratory . . .
. . . working to integrate state-of-the-practice ITS/CVO safety and productivity enhancing  technology into an open architecture system with a single graphical user interface suitable for commercial vehicles.  Within this direction exists the opportunity and need for research and development, future integration of emerging technology, potential definition of needed infrastructure and technology and policy/institutional changes.

Vision.
The National Intelligent Truck Consortium envisions a time in the next decade when because of its efforts, a majority of commercial vehicles and frequently traveled highways are equipped with commercially-viable, integrated, and standardized productivity-enhancing systems and safety warning, assistance, and control systems. Responding to changing internal and external environments, these "intelligent" trucks (along with accompanying drivers that are better informed and equipped) will continually adapt to and mitigate potential safety- and productivity-compromising situations, thereby preventing a significant number of accidents and greatly improving motor carrier productivity.

Mission.
Working as a unified team, the NITC's mission is to integrate off-the-shelf technology along with newly developed technology into economically-viable commercial vehicle safety and productivity enhancing systems, and to deploy these systems on our nations highways. Further, the Consortium's mission is to provide a commercially-neutral, value-added avenue for member companies to team with one another and cost-share R&D activities in an area of common interest (commercial vehicle safety systems). Ultimately, the mission is to save our customers and the motoring public time, money, and most importantly, lives on our nations highways.

Strategic Goal.
It is the goal of the National Intelligent Truck Consortium to evaluate and integrate existing commercial vehicle safety and productivity enhancing technology into one bi-directional communications platform with a common single user interface, and test this Generation 0 system on 500 power units. As the-state-of-the-practice technology advances, the Consortium will integrate viable driver assistance and vehicle control technologies with 500,000 power units using this system by 2006.

Questions or Comments? Please e-mail Gary Capps.


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