Safety management plans available for 2 USDOT Connected Vehicle Pilot sites

Updated May 2, 2016

vehicle-to-vehicle-communicationThe safety management plans for the Wyoming and Tampa Connected Vehicle Pilot deployment sites under the U.S. Department of Transportation’s (USDOT) Intelligent Transportation Systems Joint Program Office (ITS JPO) are now available online.

The Connected Vehicle Pilot Deployment program “seeks to combine connected vehicle and mobile device technologies in innovative and cost-effective ways” with the aim of improving mobility transportation, system productivity, safety and environmental impact.

Three pilot sites, including Wyoming, Tampa, and New York City, were selected to conduct three phases of operation. These include concept development, design/build/test and operations.

Here are ITS JPO’s highlights of the safety management plans:

  • Connected Vehicle Pilot Deployment Program Phase 1, Safety Management Plan – ICF/Wyoming (FHWA-JPO-16-289): The Wyoming Department of Transportation’s Connected Vehicle Pilot Deployment Program intends to develop a suite of applications that use vehicle-to-infrastructure and vehicle-to-vehicle communication technology to reduce the impact of adverse weather on freight in the I-80 corridor.

    These applications support a flexible range of services from advisories, roadside alerts, parking notifications, and dynamic travel guidance. Application information is available either directly to equipped fleets or to fleet management centers, who will then communicate it to trucks using their own systems. This safety management plan provides guidance on identifying safety scenarios and risk mitigation strategies for phase 1 of the ICF/Wyoming deployment.

The plan can be accessed here.

  • Connected Vehicle Pilot Deployment Program Phase 1, Safety Management Plan – Tampa (FHWA-JPO-16-313): This document presents the safety management plan for the Tampa Hillsborough Expressway Authority (THEA) Connected Vehicle Pilot Deployment. The THEA pilot aims to advance and enable safe, interoperable wireless communications between vehicles, the infrastructure, and travelers’ personal communications devices and to make surface transportation safer, smarter, and greener.

    This safety management plan identifies the major safety risks associated with the implementation of the THEA Connected Vehicle Pilot Deployment and lays out a preliminary plan to promote the safety of the participants and surrounding road users, including pedestrians, bicyclists, and transit riders. The plan describes the potential safety risk scenarios within the proposed system and applications. The plan then assesses the level of risk for each safety scenario and provides the safety operational concept, including functional safety requirements, the proposed safety management strategies, and response plans.

The plan can be accessed here.

  • USDOT held a webinar April 1 that covered deployment issues for the New York City Department of Transportation’s program covering the “Concept of Operations” phase.

    More details on the Connected Vehicle Pilot Deployment Program are available here.