The Texas A&M Transportation Institute (TTI) and the Korea Agency for Infrastructure Technology Advancement (KAIA) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) during a luncheon ceremony on July 25 on the Texas A&M University Campus.
KAIA is a government agency within the Korean Ministry of Land, Infrastructure and Transport. Established in 2002, KAIA is responsible for research and development projects, technology valuation, and industrial promotion and commercialization.
“We are pleased to enter into an MOU with KAIA,” notes Katie Turnbull, TTI Executive Associate Director. “The MOU will lead to research cooperation on connected and automated vehicles, intelligent transportation systems, innovative services, autonomous vehicle test beds, and other advanced technology applications.”
The day-long meeting included presentations by researchers from TTI and KAIA, as well as tours of TTI research facilities. Faculty from the Texas A&M University Department of Landscape Architecture and Urban Planning provided a campus tour and participated in the MOU signing ceremony, which took place in the Texas A&M University System Board of Regents meeting room. The MOU was signed by TTI Agency Director Greg Winfree and KAIA President Byungsoo Kim.