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Lee Board of County Commissioners hire consultant for connected and autonomous vehicle plan

By Staff | Apr 2, 2019

The Lee Board of County Commissioners on Tuesday approved a consultant contract to allow the Lee County Department of Transportation to keep pace with technology used in connected and autonomous vehicles and to ensure an efficient transition toward technology for future traffic management.

The consultant Iteris Inc. will create a Connected and Autonomous Vehicle Technology Strategic Plan to assist county staff in understanding how tech companies, automotive manufacturers, infrastructure providers and others are advancing their products and how Lee County can work with those products.

The strategic plan also is expected to forecast technology trends for the next 15 years, evaluate the cybersecurity risks in the technology and identify grant opportunities.

The contract with Iteris Inc., based in Santa Ana, California, is for $389,510 and is expected to be complete in about a year.

For more information about Lee DOT, visit www.leegov.com/dot

Source: Lee County government