Connected Vehicles - Improving Safety, Mobility, and the Environment


Abstract

  • USDOT's connected vehicle program aims to improve the operations of the transportation system by using technology to communicate between vehicles, the infrastructure and travelers. The presentation will discuss the foundational technology, describe operational scenarios, the benefits, and where we are in the research process. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration recently announced the intent to regulate the equipment enabling vehicle to vehicle safety applications on all new vehicles. Finally, the transportation industry is also progressing towards a future of automated vehicles. The discussion will link connected vehicles to automated vehicles and illustrate the way forward.