Federal Player of the Week: Guiding new transportation technologies

Department of Transportation and university researchers are working on an array of new technologies, including a system that will warn drivers if their car is about to crash into another vehicle or veer off the road into a guard rail or tree. But before such collision-preventing technologies can go into cars or be integrated into highway systems, the DOT must smooth the way for them to emerge successfully from the research and testing phases. Tim Klein is the department’s point man who shepherds Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS) through the lengthy process needed to make state-of-the art transportation technology a reality.