|In this slide. USDOT
promotes connected vehicle technology to improve safety and mobility and
reduce the environmental impact of surface transportation systems. This picture
highlights the components of the connected vehicle deployment vision.
|•Mobile Device and Ped Detector icons appear.
Pedestrians/bicyclists will be equipped with mobile devices or there will be
pedestrian detectors for unequipped pedestrians/bicyclists.
|•RSU and Traffic Signal icons appear. They will
connect to road side units (RSUs) to actuate the pedestrian signal timing,
extend the pedestrian signal timing based on the walking speed, and warn the
pedestrians if there is a conflict with vehicles.
|•OBE icons appear. On-board equipment (OBEs) will
be installed in passenger cars and transit vehicles to communicate with each
other and with Roadside Unites (RSUs) and warn the drivers if there is a
conflict with pedestrians/bicyclists.
|•TMC icon appears. There will be enhanced
facilities at the Traffic Management Center (TMC) to collect data, control
this connected vehicle environment, and identify unsafe locations or other
problem areas over time.
|•Data Collection icon appears. Data will be
collected and forwarded in real-time for performance measurement and
evaluation purposes. Sanitized data will also be later shared with the