Managed by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, the test was largely funded by the U.S. DOT's Intelligent Transportation Systems Joint Program Office (JPO). The U.S. DOT team included technical experts from the JPO as well as from the Research and Special Programs Administration, the Federal Highway Administration, and the USDOT Office of Intermodalism. The Deployment Team was led by the Battelle Memorial Institute with support from the American Transportation Research Institute, Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance, and QUALCOMM® Incorporated.
The independent project evaluation was being conducted by Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC).
Industry participants included numerous private shippers, motor carriers, and consignees. An advisory panel comprised of public and private hazardous materials stakeholders was created by Battelle to provide guidance to the project.
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Battelle serves industry and government in developing new technologies and products. They develop the technology behind the products of some of the most successful companies in the world. Their focus is on developing high-quality solutions and products and reducing time-to-market for our clients. Governed by a self-perpetuating Board of Directors, Battelle is a nonprofit (non-stock) Ohio corporation formed in 1925 under chapter 1719 of Ohio law. Battelle has a staff of 7,500 scientists, engineers, and support specialists. Each year, thousands of technology projects are in progress, performed for nearly 2,000 companies and government agencies at Battelle's various business operations.
The American Transportation Research Institute (ATRI), and its predecessor organization the ATA Foundation, have been engaged in critical transportation studies and operational tests since 1954. ATRI, part of the American Trucking Associations Federation, is organized as a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit research trust headquartered in Alexandria, Virginia. ATRI's primary mission is to conduct and support research in the transportation field, with an emphasis on the trucking industry's essential role in a safe, efficient and viable transportation system.
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