Vehicle-Based Telemetric Data for State and Local Transportation Agencies

The collection and aggregation of data directly from vehicles has introduced a new set of tools for state and local transportation agencies to fill gaps in their existing understanding of roadway system performance. State and local departments of transportation (DOTs) are heterogeneous, and their needs and uses for telemetric data are nuanced. Telemetric data are defined here as data generated or collected by vehicles and in-vehicle devices. Private sector entities that provide telemetric data and related analytics are still relatively new and may be reluctant to share their data. Advancing technologies are changing the landscape relative to an agency’s ability to improve safety, operations, and other DOT business practices. However, new technological capabilities uncover challenges related to telemetric data availability, accessibility, integration, privacy, and use. The research objectives are to (1) determine what telemetric data is available to state and local DOTs; (2) determine how telemetric data is being used by state and local DOTs; and (3) identify challenges and opportunities for the use of telemetric data.


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  • Status: Active
  • Funding: $200000
  • Contract Numbers:

    Project 17-110

  • Sponsor Organizations:

    National Cooperative Highway Research Program

    Transportation Research Board
    500 Fifth Street, NW
    Washington, DC  United States  20001

    American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO)

    444 North Capitol Street, NW
    Washington, DC  United States  20001

    Federal Highway Administration

    1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
    Washington, DC  United States  20590
  • Project Managers:

    Crichton-Sumners, Camille

  • Performing Organizations:

    Texas A&M Transportation Institute

    Texas A&M University System
    3135 TAMU
    College Station, TX  United States  77843-3135
  • Principal Investigators:

    Wu, Jason

  • Start Date: 20240322
  • Expected Completion Date: 20250921
  • Actual Completion Date: 0

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01788064
  • Record Type: Research project
  • Source Agency: Transportation Research Board
  • Contract Numbers: Project 17-110
  • Files: TRB, RIP
  • Created Date: Nov 15 2021 6:57PM