Costs and Benefits of Public-Sector Deployment of Vehicle to Infrastructure Technologies

The Connected Vehicle Program is a multimodal initiative that aims to enable safe, interoperable networked wireless communications among vehicles, the infrastructure, and passengers' personal communications devices. This research is being sponsored by the U.S. Department of Transportation (U.S. DOT) and others to leverage the potentially transformative capabilities of wireless technology to make surface transportation safer, smarter, and greener. If successfully deployed, the U.S. DOT maintains that Connected Vehicle technologies will ultimately enhance the safety, mobility, and quality of life of all Americans, while helping to reduce the environmental impact of surface transportation. The Connected Vehicle Program is being developed through coordinated research, testing, demonstration, and deployment. The federal research investment is targeted to areas that are unlikely to be accomplished through private investment because they are too risky or complex. Other stakeholders, including the states, the automotive industry and its suppliers, and consumer electronics companies, also are researching and testing Connected Vehicle technologies and applications (i.e., the specific tasks being addressed by the technology, for example, transit priority at traffic signals) so that the transportation community can realize the full potential and vision of the Program. This program is a major initiative of the Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS) Joint Programs Office (JPO) at the U.S. DOT’s Research and Innovative Technology Administration (RITA). The ITS JPO’s goal is to advance the program to a deployment readiness state by 2014. In order for state transportation departments to fully benefit from this effort, AASHTO has formed a technical working group that developed a strategic plan and action plan for the development and deployment of the Connected Vehicle Program. A pooled fund program has been established to begin work on the plan. A need identified in the plan that has not yet been addressed is to evaluate and document the benefits and costs of public sector investment in technologies that allow communication between vehicles and the infrastructure (V2I). The objectives of this research were (1) to evaluate and document agency and societal benefits and costs of vehicle-to-infrastructure (V2I) technologies to assist with deployment decisions by state and local DOTs and (2) to describe the current state of dedicated short-range communications (DSRC) equipment capabilities, spectrum licensing, acquisition requirements, and the further development required to achieve vehicle to roadside communications.


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  • Status: Completed
  • Funding: $547296
  • Contract Numbers:

    Project 03-101

  • Sponsor Organizations:

    National Cooperative Highway Research Program

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

    Federal Highway Administration

    5304 Flanders Drive, Suite A
    Baton Rouge, LA  United States  70808

    American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO)

    444 North Capitol Street, NW
    Washington, DC  United States  20001
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  • Principal Investigators:

    Zografos, Taso

  • Start Date: 20110506
  • Expected Completion Date: 20150505
  • Actual Completion Date: 20150505

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01667908
  • Record Type: Research project
  • Source Agency: Transportation Research Board
  • Contract Numbers: Project 03-101
  • Files: TRB, RiP
  • Created Date: Apr 30 2018 3:14PM