Exploring Applications for Unmanned Aerial Systems and Unmanned Ground Systems in Enhanced Incident Management, Bridge Inspection, and Other Transportation-related Operations

While the dream of an automated vehicle-highway system has been around for some time, project teams are witnessing a convergence of technologies that promise to make that dream a reality. Connected vehicle technology and other intelligent transportation systems (ITS) have potential to dramatically transform safety and mobility on the United States’ roadways. These technologies include advances in wireless communications, sensing, control, computing, and automation. The U.S. Department of Transportation (USDOT), in coordination with major automakers and other public and private sector innovators, has been working to advance vehicle-to-vehicle (V2V) and vehicle-to-infrastructure (V2I) communications technology to help prevent traffic crashes and improve mobility. These advanced technologies are near deployment on the nation's highways and are promising to yield massive benefits in terms of safety and mobility. Several states, including New York, are currently taking concrete steps to enter the field of connected and automated vehicles, and to be ready for the technology once it makes its way into the market. New York State seeks to take advantage of the opportunities afforded by these systems and be ready for the resulting impacts on transportation infrastructure, the insurance industry, and the quality of life for New Yorkers. The goal of this project is to provide consultant support services to New York State Department of Transportation (NYSDOT) in its efforts to fully develop an innovative and synergistic connected vehicle pilot deployment concept, build partnerships among stakeholders, and prepare a comprehensive pilot deployment plan. This project shall provide NYSDOT with connected vehicle program support services to meet the project’s goal and will involve two primary responsibilities. The study involves two major tasks as summarized below: Task 1: The Consultant shall support NYSDOT’s response to the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) Solicitation No. DTFH6115R00003 Title: “Intelligent Transportation Systems Joint Program Office’s (ITS-JPO) Connected Vehicle (CV) Pilot Deployments” PHASE 1: Concept Development. Task 2: The Consultant shall plan for the 4th Connected and Autonomous Vehicle Symposium. The consultant shall organize, hold, and document the proceedings of the Symposium.


  • Status: Completed
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  • Sponsor Organizations:

    New York State Department of Transportation

    50 Wolf Road
    Albany, NY  United States  12232

    Office of the Assistant Secretary for Research and Technology

    University Transportation Centers Program
    Department of Transportation
    Washington, DC  United States  20590
  • Managing Organizations:

    University Transportation Research Center

    City College of New York
    Marshak Hall, Suite 910, 160 Convent Avenue
    New York, NY  United States  10031
  • Project Managers:

    Eickemeyer, Penny

  • Performing Organizations:

    City College of New York

    Civil Engineering, Steinman T-127
    140th Street and Convent Avenue
    New York, NY  United States  10031
  • Principal Investigators:

    Kamga, Camille

  • Start Date: 20150301
  • Expected Completion Date: 0
  • Actual Completion Date: 20170131
  • USDOT Program: University Transportation Centers

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01637176
  • Record Type: Research project
  • Source Agency: University Transportation Research Center
  • Contract Numbers: 55513-02-27
  • Files: UTC, RiP
  • Created Date: May 31 2017 2:27PM