USDOT Connected Vehicles Pilot Deployment Program Technical Assistance Webinar Series

The Connected Vehicle Pilot Deployment Program seeks to combine connected vehicle and mobile device technologies in innovative and cost-effective ways. Ultimately, this program will improve traveler mobility and system productivity while reducing environmental impacts and enhancing safety. The USDOT has selected three pilot sites, where teams are in the process of conducting Phase 1 Concept Development activities leading to later phases (Phase 2 Design/Build/Test and Phase 3 Operations). A series of USDOT-sponsored technical assistance webinars has been developed to assist not only the three selected sites, but also other early deployers. Below are the three webinars to be held in January 2016. Stay tuned for more upcoming technical assistance webinars by visiting the program’s website at: http://www.its.dot.gov/pilots.

Preparing a Human Use Approval Summary for Connected Vehicle Deployments

Date: January 25, 2016
Time: 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm EST
Presenters: Govind Vadakpat (Research Transportation Specialist, Office of Operations R&D) and Charles Fay (SHRP2 Research Manager, Office of Safety R&D), FHWA
Webinar Details:
This webinar will present the USDOT perspective on the development of a Human Use Approval Summary, a key step in the concept development phase for deployment planning. Govind Vadakpat and Charles Fay of the Federal Highway Administration will describe important considerations to assist pilot teams in planning for and obtaining and documenting required approvals from an accredited Institutional Review Board (IRB). By providing a summary of relevant topics and issues that should be addressed, pilot deployer teams can benefit from an early understanding that will assist in preparing for and obtaining human use approval. In particular, advance planning is critical to ensure that schedule impacts are minimized and that risks are effectively managed.

Preparing a Participant Training and Stakeholder Education Plan for Connected Vehicle Deployments

Date: January 27, 2016
Time: 12:30 pm – 2:00 pm EST
Presenter: Kate Hartman, CV Pilots Program Manager, ITS Joint Program Office
Webinar Details:
This webinar will present the USDOT perspective on the development of a Participant Training and Stakeholder Education Plan, a key step in the concept development phase for deployment planning. Kate Hartman of ITS JPO will describe the concept and the requirements of a Participant Training and Stakeholder Education Plan, which is consistent with the outcomes and plans associated with both the Human Use Approval Plan and Safety Management Plan. This plan identifies the roles that participants will take during the pilot deployment, including a rough description of their activities and responsibilities, and likely training requirements needed to ensure as-planned execution of the pilot deployment in the operational phase.

Utilizing the Open Source Application Development Portal for Connected Vehicle Deployments

Date: January 28, 2016
Time: 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm EST
Presenter: Gene McHale, Team Leader, Transportation Enabling Technologies, FHWA Office of Operations R&D
Webinar Details:
This webinar will present the USDOT perspective on the need for Open Source software and the USDOT developed tools already available. Gene McHale of the Federal Highway Administration will describe the Open Source requirements for a CV Pilots application, the available applications and features on the Open Source Application Development Portal (OSADP) and how to submit an application to the OSADP. A live demo will also be given of the OSADP website and relevant functions. The OSADP is a project focused on developing and maintaining a portal where researchers can download, upload and collaborate on Open Source transportation software.   

For more information on the Connected Vehicle Pilot Deployment Program, please visit the program’s website at: http://www.its.dot.gov/pilots
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