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

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

  • Connected Vehicle Pilot Deployment Program Phase 1: System Requirements Specifications, ICF/Wyoming (FHWA-JPO-16-291): This document presents the high-level systems requirement specifications (SyRS) for the physical objects and applications identified in the concept of operations document. The SyRS document provides testable requirements based on the user needs identified by the pilot site and will be used as the basis for system design activities. The document also supports the pilot site’s partnership and vendor selection process by detailing various physical objects and applications that will be procured, integrated, and demonstrated. This report can be accessed at: http://ntl.bts.gov/lib/60000/60400/60494/FHWA-JPO-16-291.pdf.
  • Connected Vehicle Pilot Deployment Program Phase 1: Human Use Approval Summary New York City (FHWA-JPO-16-305): This document applies the Institutional Review Board (IRB) process to the New York City Connected Vehicle Pilot Deployment to assure that human participant research is designed and conducted in an ethical manner and in accordance with applicable laws and regulations. This report documents the Battelle IRB’s authority to conduct a review, summarizes the content of the initial IRB application, describes coordination between this activity and other project tasks, and reviews next steps. Access the full report at: http://ntl.bts.gov/lib/60000/60400/60485/FHWA-JPO-16-305.pdf.
  • USDOT Guidance Summary for Connected Vehicle Deployments: Security Operational Concept (FHWA-JPO-16-338): This document provides security guidance material for the concept development phase of the Connected Vehicle Pilot Deployment. It presents a development approach for the security operational concept by identifying potential security breaches and their impacts. The report describes major challenges such as Security Credential Management System integration, security for a complex system of systems, and payments system security. Access the document at: http://ntl.bts.gov/lib/60000/60400/60495/FHWA-JPO-16-338.pdf.
  • USDOT Guidance Summary for Connected Vehicle Deployments: System Requirements and the CVRIA/SET-IT Tool (FHWA-JPO-16-344): This document provides system requirements guidance for the concept development phase of the Connected Vehicle Pilot Deployment. It discusses systems engineering methods and identifies key challenges and mitigation strategies. Access the full report at: http://ntl.bts.gov/lib/60000/60400/60496/FHWA-JPO-16-344.pdf.
  • USDOT Guidance for Connected Vehicle Deployments: Institutional and Business Issues and Financial Sustainability (FHWA-JPO-16-348):  This document provides institutional, business, and financial sustainability guidance for the concept development phase of the Connected Vehicle Pilot Deployment. The report emphasizes the importance of identifying institutional and financial risks and mitigation strategies. It also discusses best practices for documenting connected vehicle business processes and institutional models. Access the full report at: http://ntl.bts.gov/lib/60000/60400/60486/FHWA-JPO-16-348.pdf.
  • Analysis, Modeling, and Simulation (AMS) Testbed Development and Evaluation to Support Dynamic Mobility Applications (DMA) and Active Transportation and Demand Management (ATDM) Programs: Calibration Report for San Mateo Testbed (FHWA-JPO-16-377): This report documents the calibration process for the San Mateo AMS Testbed. The report discusses the field observed data used to calibrate the simulation models, calibration methodology, calibrated data, and margins of error for each baseline operational condition. The report can be accessed at: http://ntl.bts.gov/lib/60000/60400/60487/FHWA-JPO-16-377.pdf.
  • Integrated Corridor Management Analysis, Modeling, and Simulation for the U.S.-75 Corridor in Dallas, Texas: Post-Deployment Analysis Plan (FHWA-JPO-16-392): This document provides an analysis plan of the post-deployment AMS activities in Dallas, Texas. The objective of these post-deployment efforts is to ensure that the models and methodologies can sufficiently replicate and evaluate corridor conditions and the proposed integrated corridor management (ICM) strategies after deployment. These updated and enhanced models and methodologies provide insight on ICM implementation and other operational benefits that will help guide demonstration projects, future ICM deployments, and evaluation activities. Access the document at: http://ntl.bts.gov/lib/60000/60400/60488/FHWA-JPO-16-392.pdf.
  • Integrated Corridor Management Analysis, Modeling, and Simulation for the Interstate 15 Corridor in San Diego, California: Post-Deployment Analysis Plan (FHWA-JPO-16-393): This post-deployment analysis plan for the I–15 corridor outlines the various tasks associated with the ICM AMS tools and strategies. This plan supports the post-deployment analysis and demonstration of the proposed ICM system. Access the full plan at: http://ntl.bts.gov/lib/60000/60400/60489/FHWA-JPO-16-393.pdf.
  • Integrated Corridor Management Analysis, Modeling, and Simulation for the U.S.-75 Corridor in Dallas, Texas: Post-Deployment Assessment Report (FHWA-JPO-16-396): This post-deployment report assesses the USDOT’s ICM initiative in Dallas, Texas. The report summarizes the ICM initiative, the methodology used in Dallas, key findings, and lessons learned.  The ICM initiative thoroughly investigated and documented the impacts of the ICM deployments, especially in regards to improved agency coordination. The focus of this ICM post-deployment assessment is to investigate the impacts of the ICM system in its “as deployed” state on US-75 in Dallas, using AMS tools and techniques. Access the report at: http://ntl.bts.gov/lib/60000/60400/60490/FHWA-JPO-16-396.pdf.

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