Overview to share: The NSF requested the full proposal for the $80+ million PINN supporting Autonomy. See attached. Now it will require a very detailed proposal that gets into specific models, costs, construction, installation, etc.
With the announcement of the ARPA-I program by the USDOT, we are looking for this to be a lead project. We have the University of Texas at Austin, Carnegie Mellon University, University of Tennessee Chattanooga, Georgia Tech, Perdue University and North Carolina State engaged.
The interview between Dr. Hampshire and Secretary Buttigieg hit on several of the benefits of Intelligent Infrastructure. The Interstate Highway “1955 Yellow Book Maps” created scars across our nation, this new Intelligent Infrastructure will create unified communities. We see a bulk share of the dollars coming from private industry. https://youtu.be/YeJA2pD-8bE
The current submission was for 500 PINNs – 100 per 5 cities
The goal of this becomes the “Reference Architecture” for a national buildout.
Time for the United States to build the Intelligent Infrastructure for the 21st century.
A little more information, but avoiding techspeak:
21st-century infrastructure. After three years of highly collaborative work with city/state/federal agencies and over 100 industry partners, the Public Infrastructure Network Node (PINN) has become a platform. It is a new asset class within cities, states, and soon federal. Though it is agnostic to any specific technology, it is highly designed around the digital devices that have to be densified within cities. Intelligent Infrastructure will create unified communities, time to eliminate the digital divide, and install the equivalent roads of the 21st century. We have dozens of cities and states engaged and have weekly calls with many federal agencies.