Lessons Learned

Safety Pilot Model Deployment Lessons Learned and Recommendations for Future Connected Vehicle Activities

The Connected Vehicle Safety Pilot was a research program that demonstrated the readiness of DSRC-based connected vehicle safety applications for nationwide deployment. The vision of the Connected Vehicle Safety Pilot Program was to test connected vehicle safety applications (based on vehicle to-vehicle (V2V) and vehicle-to-infrastructure (V2I) communications systems using dedicated short-range communications (DSRC) technology) in real-world driving scenarios. The pilot project allowed the research team to determine the effectiveness of these applications at reducing crashes, to ensure that the devices operated in a safe manner, and to verify that they did not unnecessarily distract motorists or cause unintended consequences.

Given the magnitude of this program and the positive outcomes generated, the Volpe National Transportation Systems Center conducted a study sponsored by the ITS JPO to gather observations and insights from the Safety Pilot Model Deployment. This report represents an analysis of activities across all stages of the Safety Pilot Model Deployment including scoping, acquisitions, planning, execution, and evaluation. The analysis aimed to identify specific accomplishments, effective activities and strategies, activities or areas needing additional effort, unintended outcomes, and any limitations and obstacles encountered throughout the Model Deployment. It also assessed the roles of organizations and the interactions among these organizations in the project. Findings were used to develop recommendations for use in future deployments of connected vehicle technology. Please visit the full version of this document for more detailed information at: http://ntl.bts.gov/lib/59000/59300/59361/FHWA-JPO-16-363.pdf

Connected Vehicle Pilot Deployment Program Phase 1 Lessons Learned

The Connected Vehicle Pilot Deployment (CV Pilots) Program seeks to spur innovation among early adopters of connected vehicle application concepts. The pilot deployment awards were given to three sites: New York City, the I-85 corridor in Wyoming, and Tampa, Florida. The CV pilot sites are expected to integrate connected vehicle research concepts into practical and effective elements, enhancing current operational capabilities. Each pilot deployment site is expected to be developed in three distinct phases: Phase 1 Concept Development, Phase 2 Design/Build/Test, and Phase 3 Operate and Maintain. This document covers lessons learned from the USDOT, technical support team, and pilot deployment sites during Phase 1 of the CV Pilot Program. The objective of concept development in Phase 1 was to set the stage for a connected vehicle pilot deployment that had an observable measureable near-term impact, deployed on-time and within budget. Following successful completion of Phase 1, the three pilot deployment sites were awarded contracts to continue their work in Phases 2 and 3.

Given the promising future of connected vehicle deployments and the growing early deployer community, a study was conducted to gather observations and insights from the CV Pilot team, including both federal and pilot deployment site team members. This report represents an organized collection of those lessons learned across all stages of the CV Pilot Phase 1 Program. Observations include lessons learned and recommendations for both future USDOT and early deployer projects and efforts. Please visit the full version of this document for more detailed information at: https://ntl.bts.gov/lib/61000/61000/61019/FHWA-JPO-17-504.pdf.

Research Contacts

contacts Katherine K. Hartman
CV Pilots Program Manager
ITS Joint Program Office
(202) 366-2742