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, Complete Trip – 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.
- Road Weather
- Connected Vehicle Technology
- 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
Accessible Transportation Technologies
Research Initiative (ATTRI)
Wayfinding & Navigation
Smart Wayfinding and Navigation helps travelers, particularly those with disabilities, safely and independently reach their destinations by providing real-time information, localization and situational awareness to assist in navigating indoor and outdoor environments, including path planning and detouring around blocked routes or hazards.
In 2017, the USDOT granted the following Broad Agency Agreement (BAA) awards for Wayfinding & Navigation projects:
- City College of New York – Smart Cane for Assistive Navigation (SCAN), integrated with a smart phone application
- AbleLink Smart Living Technologies – An open wayfinding media standard and related infrastructure to support the creation of geographically-specific, cloud-based libraries of routes that adhere to the SMART standard for users in different metropolitan or rural areas.
- Pathways Accessibility Solutions – A wayfinding tool for wheelchair users and people with visual impairment that guides routes tailored to the user’s preferences.
- TRX Systems – A smart wayfinding and navigation system to obtain real-time location, en-route assistance, and situational awareness.
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