The USDOT has released new fact sheets on each of the three pilot deployment sites—New York City; Wyoming; and Tampa, Florida. These sites are designing, building, and testing integrated wireless in-vehicle, mobile device, and roadside technologies. The newly released fact sheets provide an overview of each of the pilot deployment sites, including the transportation challenges that exist in each location.
The U.S. Department of Transportation (USDOT) has released new fact sheets on each of the three pilot deployment sites—New York City; Wyoming; and Tampa, Florida. As part of the USDOT’s Connected Vehicle Pilot Deployment Program, these sites are designing, building, and testing the nation’s most complex and extensive deployment of integrated wireless in-vehicle, mobile device, and roadside technologies.
The newly released fact sheets provide an overview of each of the pilot deployment sites, including the transportation challenges that exist in each location. The fact sheets also discuss the deployment approach, connected vehicle applications, partnerships, and expected benefits for each pilot site.
Led by the New York City Department of Transportation (NYCDOT), the pilot aims to reduce crash frequency and severity, manage vehicle speeds (to the regulatory limit), and evaluate the benefits of deploying connected vehicle technology in a dense urban environment with frequent interactions among the participating vehicles.
The pilot area encompasses three distinct areas in the boroughs of Manhattan and Brooklyn. The first area includes a 4-mile segment of Franklin D. Roosevelt (FDR) Drive in the Upper East Side and East Harlem neighborhoods of Manhattan. The second area includes four one-way corridors in Manhattan. The third area covers a 1.6-mile segment of Flatbush Avenue in Brooklyn.
The Tampa Connected Vehicle Pilot will equip buses, streetcars, and privately owned vehicles with connected vehicle technology, which will enable them to communicate vital information with each other and transportation infrastructure elements. Pedestrians will also participate by downloading and using a smartphone app. Drivers, transit riders, and pedestrians in the connected vehicle environment will enjoy a range of safety and mobility benefits, including crash prevention, enhanced traffic flow, and greenhouse gas reductions.
Interstate 80 (I-80) runs 402 miles along the southern edge of Wyoming and is a vital east-west connector for freight and passenger travel in the country. To improve driver safety along the corridor, the Wyoming Connected Vehicle Pilot will use dedicated short-range communications (DSRC) based applications that leverage V2V and V2I connectivity to support a flexible range of services such as advisories, roadside alerts, and dynamic travel guidance for freight and passenger travel.