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Partnership among RITA, NHTSA, FHWA, FMCSA, FTA, and FRA
IntelliDriveSMenables vehicles with 360-degree awareness to inform a driver of hazards and situations they cant see.
IntelliDriveSMsafety applications have the potential to reduce or eliminate crashes through a combination of Driver Advisories; Driver Warnings; and Vehicle Controls.
IntelliDriveSMhas the capability of addressing the majority of crash situations and prevent tens of thousands of deaths every year.
-Its time to move from laboratories and test tracks to real world operational capability, and the ITS Programs research efforts are squarely focused on this objective.
-Have been working on furthering the research for several years
-Starting in 2004, we initiated research in the connected vehicle space VII proof of concept testing and V2V development
-We did an analysis which first pointed to DSRC as the sole communications technology but then modified our position to state that DSRC is necessary for critical safety of life crash imminent situations and other communications for non-safety situations
-Since 2004 weve been working on Developing applications (both safety and non-safety), Standards and Performance Requirements, Device certification, Human Factors, and more recently, establishing a model deployment
-Policy framework necessary for ensuring long term stability of the connected vehicle technology and capability.
-We are currently working on three overarching, critical issues that impact public acceptance and enable connected vehicles to become a reality:
-financially sustainable strategy for implementation, operations, and maintenance;
-a robust security system that preserves privacy at the highest levels; and
-a collaborative governance model.
Research is maturing such that NHTSA has committed to an agency decision regarding whether the safety technology is sufficiently developed to support rulemaking
Dry run for a nationwide implementation
-Proving out real world technical and policy implementation scenarios
-Generating data to support the benefit assessment for deployed system
-Demonstrating acceptance by the ultimate customers the driving public and other road users
-2 major activities make up Safety Pilot:
-- driver clinics
-- real world model deployment
-I mentioned much earlier in my presentation about the crash warnings that the system issues, so I will take a minute to talk about the safety applications that we are going to be testing in this field test. We call them applications because they are essentially like applications on your phonethe technology is there, and it is a way to use the technology. In the case of your phone the application uses data from the web and software, and in the case of the safety application it uses software to process the BSM and determine whether or not a threat is present.
-The first 6 on the list here are our V2V applications
-The second are our V2I
A variety of user interfaces exhibited during driver clinics.
Driver Acceptance Clinics
-2 dry runs and 6 clinics
-Nave drivers in controlled environment
-112 subjects per clinic evenly divided across three age brackets
System Performance Testing
-DSRC performance and system reliability testing near each location
-Trained drivers on public roads
-Diverse geographic locations
-Approximately 20,000 miles of test data
-Aftermarket is important from a deployment acceleration perspective
-All devices and systems that interact with the driver need to comply with NHTSA Driver Distraction criteria
Test Types
Open-road testing
Urban, rural and freeway driving with eight (8) vehicles
Targeted testing
Performed as needed in specifically identified challenging locations
Closed-road testing
Evaluate and refine warning timing for certain system features (e.g., IMA, DNPW)
Performance Metrics
GPS solution availability and quality
Absolute GPS positioning error
Relative GPS positioning error
Communications Performance
Application Level Performance