Connected Vehicles 101
Length: Approximately four hours
The connected vehicle research being sponsored by U.S. DOT is moving from research to reality. The connected vehicle concept leverages the potentially transformative capabilities of wireless technology to make surface transportation safer, smarter and greener. Connected vehicles will ultimately enhance the mobility and quality of life of all Americans, while helping to reduce the environmental impact of surface transportation. As we move towards implementation, we are developing a better understanding of how the connected vehicle infrastructure will be deployed and operated. A number of states have gained valuable experience in what it means to deploy connected vehicle application(s) in the field through their participation in ITS test beds.
This introductory course targets transportation planners, managers, and engineers at state and local agency levels, who are interested in learning more about the Connected Vehicle Program and its benefits and implications for public agencies. Participants will learn about the safety, mobility and environmental applications envisioned for the connected vehicle environment. They will gain an overview of the infrastructure requirements being developed, including communication standards, and operations and maintenance implications, and upcoming policy decisions. Lastly, they will be made aware of recent activities being supported by the ITS Joint Program Office and how they too can become involved by considering how vehicle to infrastructure communications and applications could be used to solve their problems.
Upon completion of the course, participants will understand:
- What is meant by “connected” vehicles?
- What are the terms/jargon related to connected vehicles?
- What technology is used for connected vehicles?
- Which applications are available for connected vehicles? What is the pertinent USDOT research related to connected vehicles, including applications and technologies?
- What issues may you face in preparing for connected vehicle implementation?
- How can you become or stay involved?
MODULE 1. The Connected Vehicle Environment
• “Talking” Cars? It Needs to Happen, Feds Say
• Why Connected Vehicles?
• Connected Vehicle Concept
• DSRC Communications Technology: How It Works
• Connected Vehicles Timeline
• Connected Vehicle Communications Technology: Benefits and Challenges – DSRC Technology
• Cell Technologies and Applications
• Connected Vehicle Communications Technology: Benefits and Challenges – Cellular Technology
• Automated Vehicle Overview
MODULE 2. Technologies and Applications for Connected Vehicles
• Connected Vehicle Applications
• Connected Vehicle Technology Applications
• Connected Vehicle Applications: Safety
• Safety Applications: V2V
• Safety Applications: V2I
• Connected Vehicle Applications: Mobility
• Dynamic Mobility Applications
• Connected Vehicle Applications: Environment
• AERIS Research Program Objective
• Environment Application: AERIS
• Environment Applications: Road Weather
MODULE 3. Research Toward Implementation
• Enabling Technologies for V2I Implementation
• V2I Reference Implementation
• CVRIA Background and Purpose
• Near- and Long-Term Uses of CVRIA
• CVRIA Includes Multiple Views
• Connected Vehicles Architecture
• Research Data Exchange
• Open Sources Application Development Portal (OSADP)
• Connected Vehicle Supporting Services
MODULE 4. Implementation Actions and Policies
• Policy Issues
• Public Agency Preparation
• Connected and Automated Vehicle – Today’s Status
• Public Agency Preparation – 5 to 10 Years
MODULE 5. How to Get Involved with Connected Vehicles
• Path to Deployment
• Connected Vehicle Deployment Program – Principles
• Proposed Pilot Deployment Requirements
• Connected Vehicle Pilot Deployments
• Goals of the Connected Vehicle Pilots
• Affiliated Interoperable Test Beds
• 2015 FHWA V2I Deployment Guidance
• Public Agency Preparation