WYDOT for connected vehicle pilot program selects Lear as its exclusive partner

21 March, 2017

Lear Corporation has been selected by the Wyoming Department of Transportation (WYDOT) as its exclusive partner to supply advanced vehicle-to-vehicle and vehicle-to-infrastructure Road Side Units and On-Board Units.

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As vehicles and communities become more connected, Lear is leading the way with advanced connectivity technologies.  Lear has complete in-house capabilities, augmented by its 2015 acquisition of Arada Systems, for vehicle electrical systems required to connect vehicles to other vehicles and to roadside infrastructure, including hardware, software and cybersecurity.  Lear has deployed road-side equipment in more than 20 locations across eight states and in five countries.

Wyoming is one of the U.S. Department of Transportation’s pilot sites for connected vehicles, with a focus on trucking and highway driving in adverse weather conditions.  In addition to supplying all related safety applications to this pilot program, Lear’s E-Systems will supply its Locomate Roadstar product with features such as Dedicated Short-Range Communications, high-precision GPS, Wi-Fi, Security and more.  Designed to withstand harsh environments, the Locomate Roadstar is the next generation of this product from Lear’s automotive connectivity product portfolio.

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