The NITC is a consortium
of industry, academia, and the Oak Ridge National Laboratory with a primary
mission 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.
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. These “intelligent” trucks and drivers 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.
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 a 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.
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