RITA renames Vehicle Infrastructure Integration initiative

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The Research and Innovative Technology Administration (RITA) has introduced a new name and logo for its Vehicle Infrastructure Integration (VII) program that better represents the full potential of the initiative.

RITA says the new name, IntelliDrive, still refers to innovations that offer drivers greater situational awareness of events, potential threats and imminent hazards within their vehicle’s environment, but now encompasses a broader suite of potential technologies and capabilities than the original notion of VII.

The U.S. Department of Transportation says it continues to work with the automobile industry, public agencies and other key partners to advance related research.