Ken Leonard, Director
ITS Joint Program Office
The Intelligent Transportations Systems Joint Program Office (ITS JPO)
Accelerate the use of ITS to transform the way society moves.
Lead collaborative and innovative research, development, and implementation of ITS to improve the safety and mobility of people and goods.
Planning for the Future of ITS
The ITS Joint Program Office’s 2020-2025 ITS Strategic Plan
The U.S. Department of Transportation’s ITS research focuses on several high-priority areas including Emerging and Enabling Technologies, Data Access and Exchanges, ITS Cybersecurity Research, Automation, ITS4US, and Accelerating ITS Deployment. The ITS Strategic Plan includes in-depth discussion of the ITS Program’s strategic goals, these research areas, and four technology transfer programs.
Learn more in the 2020-2025 ITS Strategic Plan.
- Vehicle-to-Vehicle (V2V) Communications for Safety
- Truck V2V Research
- Transit V2V Research
- Connected Vehicle Safety Pilot
- Vehicle-to-Infrastructure (V2I) Communications for Safety
- Truck V2I Research/Smart Roadside
- Transit V2I Research
- Connected Vehicle Safety for Rail
- Vehicle-to-Pedestrian (V2P) Communications for Safety
- Ann Arbor Connected Vehicle Test Environment (AACVTE)
- Road Weather
- Connected Vehicle Technology
- CV Pilots Deployment Project
- Automated Vehicle
- ITS Cross-Cutting Support
- Success Stories
- Commercial Vehicle Information Systems and Networks (CVISN) Core and Expanded Deployment Program
- Congestion Initiative
- Cooperative Intersection Collision Avoidance Systems (CICAS)
- Electronic Freight Management
- Emergency Transportation Operations (ETO)
- Integrated Vehicle-Based Safety Systems (IVBSS)
- Intelligent and Efficient Border Crossings
- Mobility Services for All Americans (MSAA)
- Next-Generation 9-1-1
- Rural Safety Initiative
- Vehicle Infrastructure Integration
Applications for the Environment: Real-Time
Information Synthesis (AERIS) Program
2015 GlidePath Prototype Application Webinar
The United States Department of Transportation (USDOT) announced a webinar for its Applications for the Environment: Real-Time Information Synthesis (AERIS) program. The webinar was free and open to the public, but interested attendees needed to register in advance. Presenters for this webinar included Dr. Osman Altan (FHWA Research Transportation Specialist) and Dr. Matthew Barth (Yeager Families Professor in Electrical and Computer Engineering at University of California, Riverside).
The 2015 GlidePath Prototype Application Webinar was offered by the Intelligent Transportation Systems Joint Program Office (ITS JPO). To learn more about the ITS JPO, visit: www.its.dot.gov. Please see the information below regarding the subject matter of the webinar.
October 28, 2015 - Employing a multimodal approach, the AERIS Research Program aims to encourage the development of technologies and applications that support a more sustainable relationship between transportation and the environment, chiefly through fuel use reductions and resulting emissions reductions. Together with its partners, the Federal Highway Administration’s (FHWA) Saxton Transportation Operations Laboratory implemented and successfully demonstrated the GlidePath prototype application—an application of a cooperative adaptive cruise control (CACC) that automatically communicates wirelessly with a traffic signal and controls a vehicle’s approaching and departing speed in an eco-friendly manner. Initial testing results indicate that the automated GlidePath prototype application provides up to a 22% fuel improvement over an uninformed driver. This webinar provided an overview of the GlidePath prototype application, discussed initial testing and results from testing and demonstrations, and identified next steps for the project.
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