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 Officeís 2020-2025 ITS Strategic Plan
The U.S. Department of Transportationís 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 Programís 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
Transit Vehicle-to-Vehicle (V2V) Research
Transit V2V research supports Track 8 of the V2V Safety research program with a focus on the needs and opportunities specific to transit. Similar to truck V2V research, transit participated in the Safety Pilot Model Deployment. The transit team worked with industry to integrate wireless DSRC technology into transit buses and developed research prototypes of appropriate safety applications on these transit vehicles. A key element of the prototypes was that safety applications had to be interoperable (e.g., share messages) with other vehicle platforms, specifically the light duty vehicles applications.The Safety Pilot Model Deployment: 1) tested overall compatibility and interoperability of transit buses with other light and heavy vehicles; and 2) informed future transit V2V and V2I research and development activities. Based on an analysis of transit bus crash statistics and stakeholder input to explore Connected Vehicle safety applications that can address transit’s critical safety needs, a set of three high-priority V2V safety applications were identified, developed, tested, and deployed in the Model Deployment. They include one transit-specific application -- Vehicle Turning Right in Front of Bus Warning, and two basic safety applications -- Emergency Electronic Brake Lights and Forward Collision Warning. Additional transit crash data analyses and Connected Vehicle studies have taken place to identify future potential V2V and V2I applications development for transit.
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