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TIN news:   Iowa Department of Transportation (Iowa DOT) and HERE, an open location platform company, have joined to develop automated vehicle and freight movement technologies on a certain portion of Interstate 380 (I-380) from Iowa City to Cedar Rapids.
The integrated automated vehicle and freight movement corridor on I-380 is an important element of the Iowa DOT.
Iowa DOT director Paul Trombino said: “This project lays the foundation for the future of transportation and mobility in Iowa.
"Iowa is taking a leadership role in answering important questions about how transportation agencies prepare for and facilitate the adoption of automated vehicles."
"We are going to tackle the key technical and practical challenges of connected and automated vehicle deployments in real-world conditions.
“Iowa is a producer state.
"Many of our goods leave our borders, making our transportation infrastructure the lifeblood of our economy.
“We are focused on leveraging advanced technology to create a more efficient and safe road network for intermodal mobility and increased economic development opportunities.”
The works carried out on I-380 are part of Iowa DOT’s initiative to build a modern platform that will connect and guide autonomous vehicles based on high-definition (HD) mapping assets, predictive travel modeling and cloud-based infrastructure.
Iowa DOT will be using HERE Open Location Platform for fulfilling its objectives. The transport agency will also take advantage of HERE HD Live Map, HERE Predictive Traffic and HERE Real-Time Traffic.
The technologies offered by HERE will help Iowa for developing static and dynamic mapping data for vehicle automation; real-time traffic monitoring, vehicle-to-infrastructure communication and localised safety information for the traveling public and commercial fleets along the I-380 corridor.
HERE Global Intelligent Transportation director Monali Shah said: “Iowa is taking a leadership role in answering important questions about how transportation agencies prepare for and facilitate the adoption of automated vehicles.
“We look forward to leveraging our advanced location technologies to help human drivers drive more effectively today and enable automated vehicles as they become available.”

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