interoperability is crucial to a connected vehicle environment. Its success
hinges on the applications, messages, devices, vendors, operators, and
solution providers being interoperable—able to function together smoothly and
efficiently as one integrated system. Our efforts will continue to focus on
enabling ITS elements in vehicles, devices, infrastructure, and applications
to effectively communicate with other parts of the system as needed,
regardless of where they are built and where or when they are used. Interoperability refers also to the
interoperability of transportation systems and networks, from mode to mode.