Development of Prototype On Board Unit for Connected Vehicle Initiatives

This project will develop and deploy of a limited set of prototype on board equipment (OBEs) in the District of Columbia. The project will also evaluate the current infrastructure and advise District of Columbia Department of Transportation (DDOT) on the necessary steps for preparing their current infrastructure for the deployment of connected vehicle (CV) systems. The proposed on-board equipment will interface with the vehicle's OBDII port for vehicle operation details, a smartphone for pothole detection capability and system access, a dedicated short range communication (DSRC) transponder, and external weather sensors to detect roadway temperatures. Monitoring software will provide situational awareness and the ability to post TIM messages. The driver will be able to report conditions to the monitoring software via text-to-speech as well. DDOT will be piloting this technology on 5 Roadway Operations Patrol vehicles.


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    • Status: Completed
    • Funding: $154127
    • Sponsor Organizations:

      District of Columbia Department of Transportation

      55 M Street, SE
      Washington, DC  United States  20003
    • Project Managers:

      Tao, Jason

      Raboy, Kelli

    • Performing Organizations:

      Virginia Tech Transportation Institute

      3500 Transportation Research Plaza
      Blacksburg, Virginia  United States  24061
    • Principal Investigators:

      Mollenhauer, Michael

    • Start Date: 20160801
    • Expected Completion Date: 20171115
    • Actual Completion Date: 0

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    Filing Info

    • Accession Number: 01604804
    • Record Type: Research project
    • Source Agency: District of Columbia Department of Transportation
    • Files: RiP, STATEDOT
    • Created Date: Jul 18 2016 12:52PM