The US Department of Transportation’s Connected Vehicles Program is well underway, and related activities are occurring in multiple locations by varying private companies and public agencies. Connected vehicle research is a multimodal initiative that aims to enable safe, interoperable networked wireless communications among vehicles, the infrastructure, and passengers’ personal communications devices. More information on the USDOT’s Connected Vehicle Research can be found at: http://www.its.dot.gov/connected_vehicle/connected_vehicle_tech.htm
State Departments of Transportation are evaluating their roles and opportunities within the Connected Vehicles Program, and each is at a different level of involvement. The Eastern Transportation Coalition recently conducted a survey of member agencies to determine the connected and autonomous vehicle activities within the corridor. The survey results can be found here.