Washington, DC – July 22, 2014 COM.* conference announced that the FHWA Tech Show, Lab tours, and test drives will take place at Federal Highway Adminitration (FHWA) Turner-Fairbank Highway Research Center (TFHRC) on Wednesday afternoon Aug. 6, 2014.
The TFHRC is the Nation’s premier federally owned and operated highway research and development facility. Located in McLean, VA as the research center for the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA), TFHRC coordinates and conducts an ambitious program of innovative highway research and development to address critical needs of the national highway system.
On July 15, 2014, U.S. President Obama visited FHWA-TFHRC and tested a self-driving car at a simulator of Highway Driving Simulator (HDS) Lab, then gave a speech on "the Importance of Our Nation's Infrastructure". The news was reported by the Whilte House, U.S. Department Transportation, The Washington Post, and FHWA, respectively.
For more details, please see the http://www.com-geo.org/conferences/2014/
About COM.* Conference
COM.* 2014 has expanded to three more emerging tech areas, Big Data, driverless cars, and geospatial computing. COM.Geo has been playing a guiding role to advancing the technologies in computing for geospatial research and application since it was initiated 5 years ago.
This year, COM.* conferences and summits will focus on COM.BigData 2014, COM.DriverelessCar 2014, and COM.Geo 2014. All three will take place in the same time frame and conference center in August in Washington DC, USA as well as COM.* online Virtual Conference center.
Several leading keynotes and insightful panels from U.S. federal government and world-class industries and universities will be open to all the attendees of the three conferences and summits. There will be a great opportunity for everyone to learn trends, share visions, exchange ideas, discuss details, and expand networking circles.