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
Truck Vehicle-to-Infrastructure (V2I) Research
- The US DOT has awarded a contract to a partnership of public and private sector and academic organizations to identify and integrate successful deployments of truck- specific roadside technologies. The focus of the effort is on developing a ConOps and testing prototypes of Smart Roadside applications.
- Outreach has been conducted with key stakeholders, which has formed the basis for identifying user needs.
- An assessment has been completed that reviewed and analyzed currently deployed systems on Smart Roadside applications.
Critical Research Insights
The current commercial vehicle environment consists of numerous Federal, State, regional, and private sector programs that use a combination of manual, semi- automatic, and advanced technologies to support safety, mobility, and security. The effectiveness of these programs will be greatly improved by the Smart Roadside concept as relevant and appropriate data is shared among the current systems and they are integrated
- Complete the development of the ConOps, systems requirements, architecture, and prototype design process.
- Identify benefits and develop deployment plan.
- Frame an experimental test design.
- Conduct build up for test experimental design and conduct limited field test deployment.
- Document findings and generate an evaluation report.
- Integrate Smart Roadside into the overall V2I research program and planned regional pilots.
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