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WSP Parsons Brinckerhoff (WSPPB), a transportation planning and designing firm, has secured two contracts for the development of connected vehicle initiatives from the Michigan Department of Transportation.

As vehicle-to-vehicle (V2V) and vehicle-to-infrastructure (V2I) projects are being carried out in the state, WSPPB will serve as on-call consultant for MDOT’s statewide connected vehicle programmes.

During this period, it will provide services such as planning and strategy development, design, deployment of foundational system elements, public outreach and progress reporting, and development of industry partnerships.

"The infrastructure, which the department intends to deploy in southeastern part of the state, includes short range communications, roadside units and associated backhaul communications infrastructure."

The infrastructure, which the department intends to deploy in southeastern part of the state, includes short range communications, roadside units and associated backhaul communications infrastructure.

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The firm offers guidance to decision makers on policy, management and implementation of connected and automated vehicle technology.

The firm can provide its expertise in the engineering and deployment of roadside infrastructure that communicates with connected vehicles.

WSPPB has approximately 34,000 employees, including engineers, technicians, scientists, architects, planners, surveyors, programme and construction management professionals and environmental experts. It has over 500 offices across 40 countries.


Image: A car wheel and roadsigns. Photo: Courtesy of WSP Parsons Brinckerhoff.