Research Elements of US DOT’s
ITS Tier I Initiatives
ITS America Annual Meeting
May 4, 2005
Tier I Major Initiatives
Problem-driven and results oriented.
Directly support USDOT’s goals of safety, mobility, and global connectivity.
Engage the private sector while also having a clear public sector role.
Opportunities to push the frontier in application of ITS.
Significant research and development component, as well as a testing and evaluation component.
New Tier I Initiatives
Where we are today
Level of activity is high; projects are moving forward rapidly
Major initiatives provide opportunities to push the frontier of ITS
Exciting time to get involved
Look for opportunities to participate, especially the private sector
Stakeholder communication, involvement, and feedback is absolutely critical
Focus is on solutions and products, not reports -- the intent is to advance deployment of ITS
Agenda for Session 64
Research Elements of Cooperative Intersection Collision Systems – Mike Schagrin, ITS Joint Program Office
Research Elements of Integrated Vehicle Based Safety Systems – Jack Ference, NHTSA Office of Advanced Vehicle Safety Systems
Research Elements of Integrated Corridor Management Systems – Dale Thompson, FHWA Office of Operations R&D
Next Generation Traffic Management Systems Enabled by VII – Bob Ferlis, FHWA Office of Operations R&D