The Intelligent Transportation Systems Joint Program Office (ITS JPO) announced the selection of four firms to develop aftermarket safety devices as part of the U.S. Department of Transportation’s (DOT’s) Connected Vehicle Safety Pilot Program. The following firms received awards through a full and open competition:
- Cohda Wireless (with Delphi as a subcontractor)
- Cohda Wireless (with Visteon as a subcontractor)
- Denso International of America, Inc.
- Kapsch TrafficCom, Inc.
Each of the aftermarket safety devices will enable vehicles to receive messages from other vehicles and the surrounding infrastructure (e.g., basic safety message, signal phase and timing information) using dedicated short-range communications. Safety applications on-board these devices will process the information received and use it to generate safety messages.
The Connected Vehicle Safety Pilot Program is a major research initiative that will test how ordinary drivers in real-world driving conditions respond to crash warning safety messages. To learn more about the Connected Vehicle Safety Pilot Program click here: http://www.its.dot.gov/research/safety_pilot_overview.htm