Parvus Vehicle Computer Selected to Support U.S. Department of Transportation Initiative for Highway Safety and Automotive Congestion Relief: Vehicle Infrastructure Integration Consortium Deploys Parvus DuraCOR 1100 for Vehicle-to-Vehicle and Vehicle-to-Roadside Communication

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Parvus Corporation today announced that the Vehicle Infrastructure Integration Consortium (VIIC) has selected the Parvus DuraCOR(TM) 1100 computer for the federally funded Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS) initiative aimed at reducing highway congestion and automotive crashes.

It has been an honor for Parvus to work with all of these major automotive manufacturers and to know that our efforts are going towards improving the safety of our highways

    Utilizing Parvus DuraCOR 1100 systems as Linux-based vehicle computer servers, major automotive manufacturers are proving-out concept designs for a nationwide standards-based communications infrastructure that supports vehicle-to-infrastructure and vehicle-to-vehicle communications -- in an effort to improve vehicle safety, vehicle mobility and enable consumer and commercial services.

Parvus was selected by the Consortium for its modular and highly rugged computing products suited for onboard vehicle processing, positioning, and communications. Parvus is part of the Eurotech Group, which has a long history in the traffic and public transportation field, providing vehicle communication, location tracking, and video surveillance systems, as well as mobile internet access points and passenger counting devices.

If deployed nationwide, the VII initiative will involve the build-out of networks, digital radios, pods and communications systems on major US roadways. Data transmitted from the roadside to the vehicle could warn a driver that it is not safe to enter an intersection. Vehicles could serve as data collectors and anonymously transmit traffic and road condition information from every major road within the transportation network. Such information would provide transportation agencies with the information needed to implement active strategies to relieve traffic congestion.

"It has been an honor for Parvus to work with all of these major automotive manufacturers and to know that our efforts are going towards improving the safety of our highways," said Parvus' Director of Transportation Programs Andrew Hunt. "As a leader in the embedded computer space, Parvus is thrilled to be part of such a far-reaching and significant program in the highway transportation world."

The VIIC was established in 2004 to support the National VII Coalition effort to determine the feasibility of nationwide deployment of a Vehicle Infrastructure Integration (VII) program, and to establish a strategy for implementation, communications standards and capabilities. The National VII Coalition consists of the U.S. Department of Transportation (US DOT), ten State Departments of Transportation, and light vehicle manufacturers. The VIIC's members are: BMW of North America, LLC, DaimlerChrysler Corporation, Ford Motor Company, General Motors Corporation, Honda R&D Americas, Inc., Nissan North America, Inc., Toyota Motor Engineering & Manufacturing North America, Inc., Volkswagen of America, Inc. More information about the VII may be found at http://www.its.dot.gov/vii/index.htm.

ABOUT PARVUS

Parvus is a leading provider of rugged hardware platforms to the transportation, military, homeland security and medical device industries. We specialize in rugged mobile networking solutions, displays, and embedded computer technologies for demanding real world applications. Founded in 1983, Parvus is a US subsidiary of the Eurotech Group, a world leader in pervasive computing with operations across Europe, North America and Asia. For more information, visit http://www.parvus.com.

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