Wheels: Connected Vehicle Research at NCAR

Presenter: Sheldon Drobot
Date: Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Change is coming quickly to road transportation decision support systems commonly called "Connected Vehicles." The use of vehicles to collect weather data offers an opportunity to revolutionize the weather enterprise by significantly increasing the density of weather observations near the surface and providing unique datasets for deriving and inferring road condition information.

In "Wheels," listen to NCAR scientist Sheldon Drobot share NCAR's work in this area with support from the U.S. Department of Transportation's Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) and Research and Innovative Technology Administration (RITA) to improve the safety, efficiency, and mobility of vehicles on U.S. roads. 

NCAR's mission includes research and development activities designed to improve our understanding of the behavior of the global atmosphere and to foster the transfer of knowledge and technology to society. These objectives coupled with estimates that one-third of the U.S. economy is sensitive to weather, and that life and property could be spared and economic performance improved if weather information was utilized more effectively provide a significant motivation for developing advanced weather decision support systems for a broad range of user communities and getting them into the hands of decision makers.

UCARConnect seeks to bring education-focused videos to you on state-of-the-art science from the University Corporation for Atmospheric Research (UCAR), the National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR), and UCAR's member universities throughout North America.

Topics:Weather Research, Transportation, Research Tools, Computer Modeling, Data and Data Analysis
Audience:General public, Informal education, Upper elementary, Middle school, High school, Higher education, Graduate/professional

Videography, Production, Editing

Teresa Eastburn, Steve Deyo
UConnect at UCAR

Footage & Stills

Steve Deyo
Teresa Eastburn
The COMET Program
NCAR Earth Observing Laboratory
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Copyright: UCAR/NCAR 2014