The U.S. Department of Transportation (USDOT) Has Released New Publications

The USDOT has released several new reports highlighting its latest research initiatives and findings related to connected vehicles:

  • Connected Vehicle Pilot Deployment Program Phase 1: Deployment Outreach Plan – New York City (FHWA-JPO-16-308): This document is a high-level outreach plan for the New York City Connected Vehicle Pilot Deployment. The plan defines the communications strategy for the deployment; identifies roles and responsibilities; and defines the communication mechanisms, engagement tools, and feedback options. This report can be accessed at: http://ntl.bts.gov/lib/60000/60400/60442/FHWA-JPO-16-308.pdf.
  • USDOT Guidance Summary for Connected Vehicle Deployments: Concept of Operations and the CVRIA/SET-IT Tool (FHWA-JPO-16-337): This document provides concept of operations guidance material for the concept development phase of the Connected Vehicle Pilot Deployment. The report includes an in-depth discussion of systems engineering methods with definitions for the successful management of each aspect. The report identifies major challenges and provides guidance for how these specific challenges can be addressed. The document concludes with a summary of available systems engineering training. Access the full report at: http://ntl.bts.gov/lib/60000/60400/60443/FHWA-JPO-16-337.pdf.
  • USDOT Guidance Summary for Connected Vehicle Deployments: Safety Management (FHWA-JPO-16-340): This document provides safety management plan guidance material for the concept development phase of the Connected Vehicle Pilot Deployment. This guidance provides key concepts and references that were important for the development of the safety management plan. The document identifies relevant deliverables and key challenges that site deployers may encounter. This document does not replace or alter the work statement defined in the Broad Agency Announcement; instead, it provides technical guidance to pilot deployers. Access the document at: http://ntl.bts.gov/lib/60000/60400/60444/FHWA-JPO-16-340.pdf.
  • USDOT Guidance Summary for Connected Vehicle Deployments: Performance Measurement (FHWA-JPO-16-341): This document provides guidance on the timely and successful completion of the Connected Vehicle Pilot concept development phase deliverables, specifically in the area of performance measurement. The document covers the performance measurement and evaluation support plan, identification of performance measurement needs in the concept of operations, corresponding requirements in the system requirements specification document, and other performance measurement activities. Access the full report at: http://ntl.bts.gov/lib/60000/60400/60445/FHWA-JPO-16-341.pdf.  
  • USDOT Guidance Summary for Connected Vehicle Deployments: Evaluation Support (FHWA-JPO-16-342):  The document provides direction for pilot deployers on the timely and successful completion of concept development phase deliverables. This publication specifically addresses the performance measurement and evaluation support plan, identifying evaluation-support related needs in the concept of operations, corresponding requirements in the system requirements specification document, and other activities related to the evaluation of connected vehicle pilot sites. In addition, this report provides the USDOT’s framework for conducting an effective and practical independent evaluation of the Pilot Deployment Program and pilot sites. Access the full report at: http://ntl.bts.gov/lib/60000/60400/60446/FHWA-JPO-16-342.pdf.
  • USDOT Guidance Summary for Connected Vehicle Deployments: Application Deployment (FHWA-JPO-16-345): This document provides application deployment plan guidance for the concept development phase of the Connected Vehicle Pilot Deployment. The document discusses application deployment methods, provides important references, and identifies major challenges. The document concludes with a summary of technical support events. The report can be accessed at: http://ntl.bts.gov/lib/60000/60400/60437/FHWA-JPO-16-345.pdf.
  • USDOT Guidance Summary for Connected Vehicle Deployments: Human Use Approval (FHWA-JPO-16-346): This document provides direction on the human use approval required for the concept development phase of the Connected Vehicle Pilot Deployment. The document summarizes relevant federal guidance and institutional review boards, including specific references and resources. It highlights important considerations to assist pilot teams in planning for and obtaining and documenting required approvals. The document concludes with a summary of USDOT efforts in this area. Access the document at: http://ntl.bts.gov/lib/60000/60400/60438/FHWA-JPO-16-346.pdf.
  • USDOT Guidance Summary for Connected Vehicle Deployments: Participant Training and Stakeholder Education (FHWA-JPO-16-347): This document summarizes USDOT guidance regarding the participant training and stakeholder education plan for the concept development phase of the Connected Vehicle Pilot Deployments. The guidance includes key requirements and references that are useful for developing the training plan. It also lists relevant deliverables and the relevant elements in each deliverable, identifies key challenges that site deployers may encounter, and summarizes the technical support events provided by the USDOT. This document does not replace or alter the work statement defined in the Broad Agency Announcement; it provides technical guidance to the pilot deployers. Access the full plan at: http://ntl.bts.gov/lib/60000/60400/60439/FHWA-JPO-16-347.pdf.
  • USDOT Guidance Summary for Connected Vehicle Deployments: Deployment Outreach (FHWA-JPO-16-349): This document provides USDOT guidance for the outreach activities in the Connected Vehicle Pilot Deployment concept development phase. This guidance includes key requirements and references for developing the deployment outreach plan, lists relevant deliverables, identifies key challenges, and provides a summary of relevant technical support events. This document does not replace or alter the work statement defined in the Broad Agency Announcement; rather it provides technical guidance to the pilot deployers who are completing the tasks and deliverables described in the statement of work. Access the report at: http://ntl.bts.gov/lib/60000/60400/60440/FHWA-JPO-16-349.pdf.
  • Connected Vehicle Reference Implementation Architecture (FHWA-JPO-17-441): This fact sheet focuses on the Connected Vehicle Reference Implementation Architecture (CVRIA). The CVRIA defines the common language and early deployment concepts for connected vehicles. The architecture identifies key interfaces across the connected vehicle environment and informs standards development activities. The CVRIA supports and informs connected vehicle project development and integration activities, as well as policy considerations for elements of the connected vehicle environment. Access the CVRIA fact sheet at: http://ntl.bts.gov/lib/60000/60400/60441/FHWA-JPO-17-441.pdf.

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