Tucson Tech: UA leads new smart-vehicle group

The University of Arizona is partnering with state and local government agencies to help Southern Arizona become an industry leader in smart-vehicle and intelligent transportation technologies.

The group, Smart Vehicles and Intelligent Transportation (SVIT), is a so-called “P3” partnership — bringing together government, academia and industry — to promote the region as a hub for the nascent industry.

The group will host a conference on smart vehicle and transportation tech in January at the UA Tech Park.

Partners in SVIT are the Arizona Commerce Authority, the Arizona Department of Transportation, the city of Tucson, Pima Association of Governments, Pima Community College, Pima County, Musselman Honda Circuit, Tech Parks Arizona, the UA Office of Federal Relations and the UA Transportation Research Institute.