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The Connected Vehicle Consortium/OEM ParticipantsBMW, Chrysler, Ford, GM, Honda, Nissan, Toyota, VWIntelliDrive is a concept that leverages technology to promote connectivity among vehicles, roadway infrastructure, and wireless devices.Connectivity will create a data-rich environment, providing substantial opportunities to make surface transportation safer, smarter, and more environmentally friendly.The Connected Vehicle will deliver networked connectivity that will truly transform travel. Connected applications provide connectivity:Among vehicles to enable crash preventionBetween vehicles and the Infrastructure to enable safety, mobility and environmental benefits (for example, by maximizing the efficiency of traffic signal phase and timing)Among vehicles, infrastructure, and wireless devices to provide continuous real-time connectivity to all system users
Ray Murphy of FHWA Chicago HS for Agricultural Sciences Career Day 05-11-12
Engineering/Careers in TransportationChicago High School for Agricultural Sciences Career Day Program May 11, 2012 Ray Murphy, US DOT - FHWA firstname.lastname@example.org
Who am I? Ray Murphy Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS) Engineer US DOT / Federal Highway Administration Service: 12 yrs with US DOT & 24 yrs with Illinois DOT Education: BSEE (Bachelor of Science Electrical Engineering) Illinois Institute of Technology/Chicago Career: Electrical Construction, US Navy Officer, ITS Project Manager
Average of 40,000 fatalities annuallyan average of about 118 people die each dayWinston Churchill’s quote captures it best…“The pessimist sees difficulty in every opportunity.The optimist sees the opportunity in every difficulty.” Develop integrated solutions Leverage resources Build markets4
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Occupation Demographics Transportation Administrative and Technical/Clerical Specialist Program Management Attorney 236 (8%) 248 (9%) 467 (16%) 49 (2%)Secretary and Typist Civil Rights Specialist 31 (1%) 43 (2%)Realty Specialist Community Planner 50 (2%) 117 (4%) Engineering Technician *Other 153 (5%) 180 (6%) Environmental Specialist Highway Engineer **Finance 99 (3%) 1012 (35%) 213 (7%) *The "Other" consists of occupations such as Student Trainees, Purchasing Agents, Land Surveyors, Survey Total = 2,898 Technicians, Multimedia Specialists, Ecologists, IT Specialists, etc.
What is an engineer? An engineer is a professional practitioner of engineering, concerned with applying scientific knowledge, mathematics and ingenuity to develop solutions for technical problems. Engineers are grounded in applied sciences, and their work in research and development is distinct from the basic research focus of scientists. The work of engineers forms the link between scientific discoveries and their subsequent applications to human needs.
What does an Engineer do? Engineers apply the sciences of physics and mathematics to find suitable solutions to problems or to make improvements to the status quo. More than ever, engineers are now required to have knowledge of relevant sciences for their design projects. As a result, they may keep on learning new material throughout their career.
Some Engineering Professions Aerospace Electrical Agricultural Industrial Civil Mechanical Chemical Structural Computer Systems
Careers in Transportation There has always been a great demand for engineers. As the economy continues to grow at a rapid pace, so does the need for the latest technology as well as the people who invent and apply it. For the past few years, there has been a shortage of engineers nationwide. Thousands of engineering positions are left unfilled, even with high salaries. The average salary of engineers is nearly twice of that across all industries. It certainly pays to be an engineer.Ray Murphy, ITS Specialist / Electrical Engineer
A World With Connected Vehicles and Travelers latitude, longitude, time, heading angle, speed, lateral acceleration, longitudinal acceleration, yaw rate, throttle position, brake status, steering angle, headlight status, wiper status, external temperature, turn signal status, vehicle length, vehicle width, vehicle mass, bumper height
Vehicle-based Probe DataWeather Data & theConnected Vehicle 13
Exciting and Rewarding Career Opportunity to work with experts from across the nation (and internationally) Help customers (colleagues) solve problems involving safety & technology Good pay and job benefits Continually face new challenges Opportunities to travel, learn and meet people
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities for Success Advanced Math and Sciences GoodWritten and Verbal Communication skills Leadership, Management & Teamwork Advanced Computer application skills Passion – do what you enjoy!
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Best wishes with your education and future careers…Questions Ray Murphy, US DOT - FHWA email@example.com 708-215-0979Careers in Transportation...