Ken Leonard, Director
ITS Joint Program Office
The Intelligent Transportations Systems Joint Program Office (ITS JPO)
Transform the way society moves.
Conduct research, development, and education activities to facilitate the adoption of information and communication technology to enable society to move more safely and efficiently.
Planning for the Future of ITS
The ITS Joint Program Office’s 2015-2019 ITS Strategic Plan
The USDOT's current ITS research program is focused on two key priorities: Realizing Connected Vehicle Implementation and Advancing Automation. The ITS Strategic Plan lays out program categories that provide a structure for research, development, and adoption of ITS technologies that advance these key priorities.
Learn more in the 2015-2019 ITS Strategic Plan.
- Vehicle-to-Vehicle (V2V) Communications for Safety
- Truck V2V Research
- Transit V2V Research
- Connected Vehicle Safety Pilot
- Vehicle-to-Infrastructure (V2I) Communications for Safety
- Truck V2I Research/Smart Roadside
- Transit V2I Research
- Connected Vehicle Safety for Rail
- Vehicle-to-Pedestrian (V2P) Communications for Safety
- Ann Arbor Connected Vehicle Test Environment (AACVTE)
- Road Weather
- Connected Vehicle Technology
- CV Pilots Deployment Project
- Automated Vehicle
- ITS Cross-Cutting Support
- Success Stories
- Commercial Vehicle Information Systems and Networks (CVISN) Core and Expanded Deployment Program
- Congestion Initiative
- Cooperative Intersection Collision Avoidance Systems (CICAS)
- Electronic Freight Management
- Emergency Transportation Operations (ETO)
- Integrated Vehicle-Based Safety Systems (IVBSS)
- Intelligent and Efficient Border Crossings
- Mobility Services for All Americans (MSAA)
- Next-Generation 9-1-1
- Rural Safety Initiative
- Vehicle Infrastructure Integration
Automated Vehicle Research
Automated vehicles are those in which at least some aspect of a safety-critical control function (e.g., steering, throttle, or braking) occurs without direct driver input. Automated vehicles may be autonomous (i.e., use only vehicle sensors) or may be connected (i.e., use communications systems such as connected vehicle technology, in which cars and roadside infrastructure communicate wirelessly). Connectivity is an important input to realizing the full potential benefits and broad-scale implementation of automated vehicles.
Program Manager, Connected Vehicle Safety & Automation
ITS Joint Program Office