Connected Vehicle Infrastructure for a Smart City

There may be much to gain by deploying wireless infrastructure to support connected vehicles as part of a smart city strategy. However, these infrastructure costs can be considerable. Moreover, there are now multiple competing wireless technologies to choose from. This research uses a combination of packet-level simulation of wireless vehicular networks and an engineering-economic model of wireless infrastructure costs to help local, state and federal policymakers devise cost-effective strategies for wireless smart city infrastructure. It will explore whether and where communities can work effectively with commercial ISPs to deploy this infrastructure at lower cost to tax payers, even if in 2018 the U.S. Department of Transportation withdraws its proposed rules to require all new vehicles in the U.S. to be equipped with this wireless technology, as is widely expected. This research project will also explore the impact of proposed changes in spectrum policy at the U.S. Federal Communications Commission for the portion of spectrum allocated to Intelligent Transportation Systems.


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  • Status: Completed
  • Funding: $90000
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  • Sponsor Organizations:

    Carnegie Mellon University

    Mobility 21 National UTC for Mobility of Goods and People

    Office of the Assistant Secretary for Research and Technology

    University Transportation Program
  • Managing Organizations:

    Carnegie Mellon University

    Mobility 21 National UTC for Mobility of Goods and People
  • Project Managers:

    Kline, Robin

  • Performing Organizations:

    Carnegie Mellon University

  • Principal Investigators:

    Peha, Jon

  • Start Date: 20180701
  • Expected Completion Date: 20190630
  • Actual Completion Date: 20190722
  • USDOT Program: University Transportation Centers

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01677514
  • Record Type: Research project
  • Source Agency: National University Transportation Center for Improving Mobility (Mobility21)
  • Contract Numbers: 69A3551747111
  • Files: UTC, RiP
  • Created Date: Aug 7 2018 12:05PM