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A09647 Summary:

BILL NOA09647
 
SAME ASNo Same As
 
SPONSORMorelle
 
COSPNSRRodriguez, Dickens, Taylor, Williams, D'Urso, Lupardo
 
MLTSPNSRCrouch, Magee, Morinello, Raia, Simon
 
Add 23, Transp L
 
Relates to establishing a pilot program for vehicle-to-infrastructure technology; requires a report one year after deployment of such technology; authorizes the department to enroll in related federal pilot programs.
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A09647 Actions:

BILL NOA09647
 
01/30/2018referred to transportation
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A09647 Memo:

NEW YORK STATE ASSEMBLY
MEMORANDUM IN SUPPORT OF LEGISLATION
submitted in accordance with Assembly Rule III, Sec 1(f)
 
BILL NUMBER: A9647
 
SPONSOR: Morelle
  TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the transportation law, in relation to establishing a pilot program for vehicle-to-infrastructure technology   PURPOSE: To amend the transportation law, in relation to establishing a pilot program for vehicle-to-infrastructure technology.   SUMMARY OF SPECIFIC PROVISIONS: Section 1: Adds a new section 23 that defines vehicle-to-infrastructure technology as communication technology that allows wireless-enabled infrastructure components to share information electronically with vehi- cles. Such wireless-enabled infrastructure components include, but are not limited to, roadside devices, radio frequency identification read- ers, cameras, traffic lights, lane markers, streetlights, traffic devices and parking meters. Section 2: The New York state Department of Transportation shall in cooperation with the superintendent of state police, the commissioner of motor vehicles, the chairman of the New York state thruway authority and local law enforcement agencies, develop and implement rules and regu- lations for the creation of a pilot program for vehicle-to-infrastruc- ture technology. The pilot program for vehicle-to-infrastructure tech- nology shall include: (a) A planning period when a detailed plan for the deployment of infras- tructure components equipped with vehicle-to-infrastructure wireless technology is created. (b) An installation period when roadside infrastructure devices equipped with vehicle-to-infrastructure wireless technology are installed in at least five locations across the state selected by the department. (c) An operating period when such roadside infrastructure devices are deployed in the selected locations. The impact on traffic and pedestrian safety of such devices shall be monitored by the department during such operating period. Section 3: Within 12 months of the commencement of the operating period described in paragraph (c) of subdivision two of this section, the department shall submit a report to the temporary president of the senate, the speaker of the assembly and the governor. Such report shall include information regarding the impact of roadside infrastructure devices equipped with vehicle-to-infrastructure wireless technology on traffic and pedestrian safety. Such report shall include recommendations on how such technology can be safely implemented statewide. Section 4: The department is authorized to enroll, or to apply for enrollment, in any federal pilot program or project for the collection and study of data related to the deployment of roadside infrastructure devices equipped with vehicle-to-infrastructure wireless technology.   JUSTIFICATION: Assuming that a human driver is in the front seat, we have invested billions of dollars in transportation infrastructure designed for human vision and not for computers. Cities like Columbus, OH and Atlanta, GA understand the need for smart infrastructure and have begun investing in their cities to reflect that. In 2016, the City of Columbus won the United State Department of Trans- portation "Smart Cities" grant competition and was awarded $50 million to develop roads for intelligent transportation. Through community investment, they were able to leverage that $50 million and turn it into a half a million dollars. In Atlanta, they have built a dedicated fiber and electrical network in a downtown corridor in order to support road- side sensors and cameras for driverless cars. Smart infrastructure will require real-time, high-reliability communi- cations networks. These systems, known as 5G, are already being tested and require coordinated allocation of radio frequency and reduced local bureaucracy in approving permits for underground cabling and overhead antenna. Companies like Nirenberg Neuroscience, an NYC based company, founded by Weill Cornell Medical College professor Sheila Nirenberg has developed software meant to mimic code transmitted from human eye to the brain. It is already helping robots recognize objects, read faces, and navigate complex situations. Our world is transforming at a high speed rate, our infrastructure needs to do the same.   LEGISLATIVE HISTORY: New Legislation   FISCAL IMPLICATIONS: TBD   EFFECTIVE DATE: This act shall take effect immediately.
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A09647 Text:



 
                STATE OF NEW YORK
        ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                          9647
 
                   IN ASSEMBLY
 
                                    January 30, 2018
                                       ___________
 
        Introduced  by M. of A. MORELLE -- read once and referred to the Commit-
          tee on Transportation
 
        AN ACT to amend the transportation law, in relation  to  establishing  a
          pilot program for vehicle-to-infrastructure technology
 
          The  People of the State of New York, represented in Senate and Assem-
        bly, do enact as follows:

     1    Section 1. The transportation law is amended by adding a  new  section
     2  23 to read as follows:
     3    §  23. Pilot program for vehicle-to-infrastructure technology. 1.  For
     4  purposes of this section  "vehicle-to-infrastructure  technology"  means
     5  communication  technology  that  allows  wireless-enabled infrastructure
     6  components to share information electronically with vehicles. Such wire-
     7  less-enabled infrastructure components include, but are not limited  to,
     8  roadside devices, radio frequency identification readers, cameras, traf-
     9  fic  lights,  lane  markers,  streetlights,  traffic devices and parking
    10  meters.
    11    2. The department shall, in cooperation  with  the  superintendent  of
    12  state  police,  the  commissioner of motor vehicles, the chairman of the
    13  New York state thruway authority and  local  law  enforcement  agencies,
    14  develop  and implement rules and regulations for the creation of a pilot
    15  program for vehicle-to-infrastructure technology. The pilot program  for
    16  vehicle-to-infrastructure technology shall include:
    17    (a)  A  planning  period  when  a  detailed plan for the deployment of
    18  infrastructure components equipped with vehicle-to-infrastructure  wire-
    19  less technology is created.
    20    (b)  An  installation  period  when  roadside  infrastructure  devices
    21  equipped  with   vehicle-to-infrastructure   wireless   technology   are
    22  installed  in  at  least five locations across the state selected by the
    23  department.
    24    (c) An operating period when such roadside infrastructure devices  are
    25  deployed in the selected locations. The impact on traffic and pedestrian
    26  safety  of such devices shall be monitored by the department during such
    27  operating period.
 
         EXPLANATION--Matter in italics (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                              [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                                   LBD13854-02-8

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     1    3. Within twelve months of the commencement of  the  operating  period
     2  described  in  paragraph  (c)  of  subdivision  two of this section, the
     3  department shall submit a report  to  the  temporary  president  of  the
     4  senate,  the speaker of the assembly and the governor. Such report shall
     5  include  information  regarding  the  impact  of roadside infrastructure
     6  devices equipped with vehicle-to-infrastructure wireless  technology  on
     7  traffic and pedestrian safety. Such report shall include recommendations
     8  on how such technology can be safely implemented statewide.
     9    4. The department is authorized to enroll, or to apply for enrollment,
    10  in  any federal pilot program or project for the collection and study of
    11  data related  to  the  deployment  of  roadside  infrastructure  devices
    12  equipped with vehicle-to-infrastructure wireless technology.
    13    § 2. This act shall take effect immediately.
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