Sharing Connected Vehicle Infrastructure for Safety Applications, Smart City and Internet Access

Use of connected vehicles to enhance traffic safety could vastly reduce traffic fatalities, but this requires the deployment of roadside communications infrastructure which comes at a considerable cost. At the same time, there is reason to deploy roadside communications infrastructure for other purposes, such as smart city applications, and Internet access. In general, this research explores how public-private infrastructure sharing arrangements might greatly reduce the cost to tax-payers of improving vehicular safety and of supporting smart cities, while also expanding the availability of a new way to provide low-cost Internet access. This includes the potential benefits and trade-offs of infrastructure-sharing arrangements and pricing strategies. The research focus this year will be on spectrum decisions that might affect infrastructure-sharing arrangements, including how much spectrum will be available to intelligent transportation systems, how much of that spectrum will be shared with other kinds of devices, and the technical rules by which sharing would occur.

    Language

    • English

    Project

    • Status: Active
    • Sponsor Organizations:

      Technologies for Safe and Efficient Transportation University Transportation Center

      Carnegie Mellon University
      Pittsburgh, PA  United States  15213

      Office of the Assistant Secretary for Research and Technology

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

      Carnegie Mellon University

      Pittsburgh, PA  United States 
    • Project Managers:

      Ehrlichman, Courtney

    • Performing Organizations:

      Carnegie Mellon University

      Pittsburgh, PA  United States 
    • Principal Investigators:

      Peha, Jon

    • Start Date: 20170701
    • Expected Completion Date: 20180730
    • Actual Completion Date: 0
    • USDOT Program: University Transportation Centers Program

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    Filing Info

    • Accession Number: 01645856
    • Record Type: Research project
    • Source Agency: Technologies for Safe and Efficient Transportation University Transportation Center
    • Files: UTC, RiP
    • Created Date: Sep 6 2017 7:27PM