Communications - The JPO program has emphasized DSRC is its
communications mode.We observe
that recently JPO has considered other technologies for V2V and reserved
DSRC for latency critical communications for intersection safety.This is a step in the right direction
by JPO since it provides an open platform for communications.Further, we observe that DSRC can be
expensive and sole reliance on it might constrain development of a
multimodal program.Communications, as a central ITS technology, should be the
subject of continued emphasis at JPO.
Technology - The committee worries that ITS is already substantially
behind – one member said ten years behind—in the technologies it is
applying.If so, what does this
imply for the ultimate efficacy and viability of ITS?How can transportation keep up with
the rest of the world?What might
JPO do to remedy this situation?