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CATT Lab Director Interviewed on WTOP

CATT Lab Director Interviewed on WTOP

Michael Pack, director of the Center for Advanced Transportation Technology Laboratory (CATT Lab) was interviewed on WTOP Radio on August 5, 2007 to discuss the traffic buster. Below is a transcript of the interview provided by the National Academy of Engineering of the National Academies. To listen to the interview, click here.


Randy Atkins: Local officials are now testing a system that collects all regional traffic data, fuses it together, and instantly presents it in each jurisdiction’s own format.

Michael Pack:  Virginia is now able to see all the accidents that are occurring in Maryland.

Randy Atkins: Michael Pack, a University of Maryland engineer, says it can predict effects of multiple incidents and quicken emergency response.

Michael Pack: The quicker that you can get that accident cleaned up and moved off of the road the quicker that traffic can return to normal.

Randy Atkins: The system, which provides traffic speed and volume data along with accident info, may also be offered to the public.

Michael Pack: So WTOP would have access to it as well.

Randy Atkins: Local officials are now testing a system that collects all regional traffic data, fuses it together, and instantly presents it in each jurisdiction’s own format.

Michael Pack:  Virginia is now able to see all the accidents that are occurring in Maryland.

Randy Atkins: Michael Pack, a University of Maryland engineer, says it can predict effects of multiple incidents and quicken emergency response.

Michael Pack: The quicker that you can get that accident cleaned up and moved off of the road the quicker that traffic can return to normal.

Randy Atkins: The system, which provides traffic speed and volume data along with accident info, may also be offered to the public.

Michael Pack: So WTOP would have access to it as well.

Randy Atkins: With the National Academy of Engineering, Randy Atkins, WTOP Radio.

August 5, 2007


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