Connected Vehicle Deployer Resources
The Connected Vehicle Deployer Resources page seeks to assist the deployer community in deploying interoperable connected vehicle solutions. Interoperability ensures that connected vehicles and roadside infrastructure from different manufacturers can exchange information and use the information in a consistent manner.
This page provides access to information on the following topics:
Equipment Loan Program and Help Desk
The USDOT’s Connected and Automated Vehicle Support Services provide infrastructure owner operators (IOOs), equipment manufacturers, and device vendors with technical assistance and equipment loans during connected and automated vehicle (CAV) deployments. By providing knowledge and equipment, the services advance CAV deployments without any cost for users. Support services are provided to all levels of users, including IOOs interested in testing CAV technologies as they consider deployment, vendors interested in bench testing time and space at the Turner-Fairbank Highway Research Center (TFHRC), and organizations in the later stages of CAV deployment, such as the Connected Vehicle Pilot Sites.
For more information, email CAVSupportServices@dot.gov or review the Equipment Loan Program and Help Desk Technical Primer. Please note that our previous online ticketing system has been discontinued in order to consolidate all requests under our email address.
Open Source Connected Vehicle Tools
Open Source Software for Intelligent Transportation Systems (OSS4ITS) is an ecosystem that advances the deployment of interoperable transportation systems. The software suite provides infrastructure owner operators (IOOs), software companies, and device manufacturers a clear picture of the available open source software tools for both technical and business audiences. OSS4ITS provides the ITS deployment community with robust, flexible, and extensible open-source software products that are easier to implement and maintain and encourages collaboration by contributing back to accelerate the future deployments. These products include CARMASM, V2X Hub, Operational Data Environment (ODE), and Secure Data Commons (SDC). For more information on Open Source Connected Vehicle Tools, visit the OSS4ITS Confluence Page.
ITS Standards and Architecture
More and more transportation agencies are relying on ITS to help them manage and maximize their transportation facilities. As ITS becomes more widespread, transportation agencies are recognizing the value that standards can bring to their ITS deployments. Standards can help maximize ITS investments because they allow data sharing:
- Between devices manufactured by different ITS vendors at different times
- Across different ITS applications
- Among transportation agencies located in different jurisdictions
To learn more about ITS Standards, visit the ITS Standards website or sign up for free ITS Standards Training.
The National ITS Reference Architecture, also known as the “Architecture Reference for Cooperative and Intelligent Transportation” or simply “ARC-IT” provides a common framework for planning, defining, and integrating intelligent transportation systems. To learn more visit the Architecture Reference for Cooperative and Intelligent Transportation (ARC-IT) website.
Access to Data and Code
Access to ITS data and open source code is critical for public agencies, private companies, and academia to conduct research and create new ITS innovations and services. Consistent and timely access to data increases the return on federal investment in ITS research and demonstration projects while helping to inform future investment decisions, which speeds deployment of innovative ITS technologies and produces widespread benefits. Open source code encourages code reuse and fosters open-source development saving and promoting interoperable solutions. The USDOT has developed tools to allow deployers to access ITS research data and open source code.
Technical Reports and Primers
The USDOT developed a series of technical documents targeted at capturing best practices and lessons learned from earlier connected vehicle deployers that can be used to inform future deployers. These resources are intended to foster collaboration and enable early deployers to build and maintain interoperable connected vehicle deployments.