ITS in Academics

ITS University Workshop #4
September 22-23, 2016 | ITS America Headquarters in Washington, D.C.

Day 2 Presentation | September 23, 2016

Workforce Tools

Presenter: Cheryl Lowrance
Presenter's Org: Noblis

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The slides in this presentation are branded with the U.S. Department of Transportation (U.S. DOT) triskelion logo.

Slide 1: Workforce Tools (11:00-11:45)

  • CV Deployments
  • CV Pilots
  • CV Training -
    • CV101
    • CV102
    • CV201
  • ITSA State Chapter Workshops
  • Additional CV/AV/Smart Cities training activities

Slide 2: Connected Vehicles

[This slide contains an image of cars moving through an intersection. The vehicles are ringed by three concentric circles each, indicating signals being sent from each vehicle to the other vehicles to create a connected vehicle environment.]

Slide 3: Connected Vehicle Workforce Tools

Technology convergence will revolutionize transportation, dramatically improving safety and mobility, enhancing ladders of opportunity, and reducing environmental impacts

  • Connected Vehicles
  • Vehicle Automation
Connected-Automated Vehicles

Benefits

  • Order of magnitude safety improvements
  • Reduced congestion
  • Reduced emissions and use of fossil fuels
  • Improved access to jobs and services
  • Reduced transportation costs for gov’t and users
  • Improved accessibility and mobility
  • Internet of Things
  • Machine Learning
  • Big Data
  • Sharing Economy
Smart Cities

[This slide contains three images: (1) an aerial view of cars travelling through an intersection, each surrounded by concentric circles to indicate that they are connected, (2) a computer-generated image displaying the signals being sent car to car in an intersection, and (3) a slow exposure photo of a highway showing streams of light and streams of digital data. The top two images are labeled “Connected-Automated Vehicles” and are connected with an arrow pointing to the one below, which is labeled “Smart Cities.”]

Slide 4: Envision Connected Everything

[This slide contains an image of a train on train tracks, a highway, a four-lane road, and a parking garage. The train and vehicles are ringed by three concentric circles to symbolize the signals being sent from the vehicle to other vehicles. There are also lines connecting the train and cars to the street light post to represented vehicle-to-infrastructure communication.]

Slide 5: Potential Benefits

  • Safety. The injuries and fatalities of both vehicle occupants and vulnerable road users will be reduced both by reducing the crash rate and reducing the severity of those that still occur.
  • Mobility. The information about travel conditions and options for both system users and operators will be increased and improved, thereby reducing congestion, improving travel time reliability, and providing greater choice of travel mode.
  • Environment. The impact of vehicle travel will be reduced by promoting greener transportation choices and driver/vehicle behavior.
  • Data. New and cost-effective data sources and collection methods will be introduced that will improve asset management, network operations, just-in-time maintenance, and incident response, among other functions

[This slide contains an image of four overlapping arrows pointing from left to right. Written inside the arrow at the left and in the foreground is “Benefits are expected to grow over time as more travelers and vehicles are equipped.”]

Slide 6: …But How Do I Get There From Today?

[This slide contains two images side by side with an arrow pointing from the one on the left to the one on the right. The one on the left shows heavy traffic, including autos, pedestrians, bicyclists, and buses, on a six-lane city street. The image on the right is of a train on train tracks, a highway, a four-lane road, and a parking garage. The train and vehicles are ringed by three concentric circles to symbolize the signals being sent from the vehicle to other vehicles. There are also lines connecting the train and cars to the street light post to represented vehicle-to-infrastructure communication.]

Slide 7: ITS PCB Connected Vehicle Offerings

  • ITS and CV Training
    • CV 101 Workshop (Basic, High Level)
    • CV 101 eLearning Course
    • CV 102 Applications and Planning for Implementation
    • CV 200 Series (Under Development)
      • Developing a Plan for Implementing Connected Vehicle Projects
      • Developing a Deployment Plan for Implementing Connected Vehicle Projects
      • Incorporating Connected Vehicles into the Transportation Planning Process
    • ITS Standards
    • ITS Transit Standards

[This slide contains two screenshots: (1) a slide from the Connected Vehicles 101 course module and (2) a description of the ITS Joint Program Office’s Connected Vehicle Training.]

Slide 8: CV 101 and CV 102

  • Introduced CV environment
  • Discussed communications technologies
  • Introduced CV applications (safety, mobility, environment)
  • Moving from research to implementation
  • CV testing opportunities
  • Policy and institutional issues
  • Introduced a high-level deployment approach - identify needs, set performance goals/targets, select CV applications to meet those goals
  • Reviewed applications and explained how they work/what they do
  • Introduced security and privacy
  • Listed actions agencies can take now to prepare for CV implementation

Slide 9: CV 200 Series (Under Development)

  Developing a Plan for Implementing Connected Vehicle Projects Developing a Deployment Plan for Implementing Connected Vehicle Projects Incorporating Connected Vehicles into the Transportation Planning Process

Target Audience

General Audience: Transportation Engineers, Operators, System Engineers, Planners, Project Managers and Stakeholders interested in moving forward with CV Projects

Transportation Engineers, Project Managers, Operations Staff and Stakeholders that have an architecture in place and a plan to begin CV design and deployments.

Transportation Planners, Program Managers and Stakeholders that have identified system/network needs and have determined that CV projects will provide a significant impact.

Course Objectives

Focus on the CV planning and implementation process that sets the stage for a CV deployments that have observable, measureable near-term impact, are deployed on-time and within budget, and reduce technical, institutional, and financial risk.

Focus is on developing a comprehensive deployment plan for a CV project or set of projects.

Effective ways to incorporate CV technology applications into the planning process

Explain the process for incorporating CV-related planning processes and products into planning and programming functions in the next few years at the State and local level.

Activities a region can undertake to prepare for future CV implementation.

Slide 10: ITS America State Chapter Upcoming Courses

ITS Connecticut 9/28/16 Berlin, CT Connected Vehicle 102
ITS Tennessee/NRITS 10/3/16 Chattanooga, TN Connected Vehicle 102
ITS Midwest 10/12/16 Indianapolis, IN Connected Vehicle 102
ITS Colorado 10/21/16 Denver, CO Connected Vehicle 201
ITS Illinois/ITS Midwest 11/1/16 Springfield, IL Connected Vehicle 201
ITS New York Late November Hawthorne, NY Connected Vehicle 201

Slide 11: ITS PCB Connected Vehicle Offerings

[This slide contains two images: (1) a partial screenshot of the Connected Vehicle Reference Implementation Architecture website’s navigation bar and (2) an image of a keyboard zoomed in on a red key that contains the word “Learning” and an icon of an open book.]

Slide 12: ITS PCB Connected Vehicle Future Offerings (Coming 2017)

  • ITS and CV Training
    • CV 102 Applications and Planning for Implementation - eLearning course
    • New Practitioner Basic and Practitioner Advanced Workshops
    • ITS Standards (8 new modules, 8 updated modules)
    • ITS Transit Standards (10 modules)
  • ITS in Academics
    • Case Studies
      • Civil Design
      • Concepts of Operations
    • ITS/CV Lesson Plans for High School/Middle Schools & Community Colleges/Technical Schools
  • Knowledge Exchange
    • Revitalized Peer 2 Peer Program

[This slide contains three images: (1) a photo of a woman sitting at a laptop, (2) a stack of books coming out of the screen of a computer monitor, and (3) a photograph of a downed electrical pole in a roadway, with emergency personnel on site.]

Slide 13: CV Pilot Deployment Program Goals

[This slide contains an elaborate diagram in three primary sections, with each primary section divided into three subsections. The three primary sections are columns, with the two left sections shaped to point to the right. The columns are titled, from left to right, Spur Early CV Tech Deployment, Measure Deployment Benefits, and Resolve Deployment Issues. The subsections of Spur Early CV Tech Deployment are Wirelessly Connected Vehicles, Mobile Devices, and Infrastructure. The subsections of Measure Deployment Benefits are Safety, Mobility, and Environment. The subsections of Resolve Deployment Issues are Technical, Institutional, and Financial.]

Slide 14: CV Pilot Deployment Resources

[This slide contains a screenshot of the Connected Vehicle Pilot Deployment Program webpage on the ITS Joint Program Office website.]

Slide 15: Smart City Resources

[This slide contains a screenshot of the Smart City Challenge page on the Transportation.gov website.]

Slide 16: Resources and Tools to Support CV Deployments

  • FHWA Deployment Guidance
  • CO-PILOT
  • Standardized Interfaces (CVRIA)
    • SET-IT Tool
  • OSADP
  • Research data exchange (RDE)
  • CV Technology Topics

[This slide contains a screenshot of an advertisement for the new U.S. DOT Connected Vehicles website. The advertisement contains four images. The primary one, at the center, is of a compact car ringed by three concentric circles representing signals being emitted from the vehicle. The three other images are arranged in a column. From top to bottom, they are: a truck ringed by three concentric circles, a digital screen on the dashboard of a connected vehicle, and cars on a highway, each ringed by three concentric circles. Another image at the bottom left of the slide is of a truck and a car at a traffic light with a pedestrian signal on another pole. The truck, car, traffic light, and pedestrian signal are all ringed by three concentric circles.]

Slide 17: Resources and Tools to Support CV Deployments

  • FHWA Guidance to State and local agencies for implementing V2I to ensure interoperability and efficient and effective planning, procurement, and operations
  • Goal is to provide:
    • Initial advice
    • Best practices
    • Technical support tools
  • Products and tools:
    • Model Approach to Advanced Technologies Procurement Using Agile System Engineering
      (Targeted release in 2017/2018)
    • Connected Vehicles and the Planning Process
    • Guide to Licensing DSRC
    • Pre-Deployment Guidance for V2I Safety Applications
      (Targeted release in 2017/2018)
    • Estimating Benefits and Economic Impacts of V2I Deployments
    • V2I Message Lexicon
    • Near Term Transition and Phasing for V2I Deployments
    • Connected Vehicle Training Resources

Slide 18: CO-PILOT

[This slide contains a screenshot of the Cost Overview for Planning Ideas & Logical Organization Tool (CO-PILOT) website.]

Slide 19: Connected Vehicle Reference Implementation Architecture (CVRIA)

CVRIA: A Framework for integrating technologies and identifying interfaces for standardization

http://local.iteris.com/cvria/

  • The Systems Engineering Tool for Intelligent Transportation (SET-IT) is available for download from the CVRIA website
  • On-line training for CVRIA and SET-IT are available on the CVRIA website

[This slide contains a diagram titled Connected Vehicle Reference Implementation Architecture. It has four parts, arranged vertically, one on top of the other. Enterprise View is on top, with clipart busts of three people and a flowchart showing four squares with arrows from one to the next. Below that is Functional View, which contains a clipart representation of a mathematical function and a flowchart showing five circles with arrows from one to the other, left to right. Below that is Physical View, which has a clipart image of a desktop computer and peripherals and three rectangles, with arrows leading from one to the other. The lowest part, Communications View, has a clipart picture of a wireless router and two images of rectangular stacks. This slide also contains the Systems Engineering Tool for Intelligent Transportation (SET-IT) logo.]

Slide 20: Open Source Application Development Portal (OSADP)

  • Web-based portal for sharing open source code and software from USDOT-sponsored transportation application to the public
    • 14 open source ITS application packages, with more expected
    • Download software, code, and documentation
    • Free to use, edit, and modify under open source licenses
    • Submit and develop new project ideas (GitHub testing platform)
    • Join and interact with a community of users
    • Download - software, code and documentation

Access, Innovate, and Collaborate

www.itsforge.net/

[This slide contains a photo of vehicles on a four-lane highway bordered by thick woods, with the sun on the horizon in the distance.]

Slide 21: Research Data Exchange

  • Promotes sharing of archived and real-time connected vehicle data collected in USDOT-sponsored research efforts and field tests
  • 2 TB of well-organized and documented data
  • Drawn from a dozen geographic locations across the country
  • Multi-source data (traditional sensor plus probe and connected vehicle data)
  • Search and download functions
  • RDE release 2.0 is now available

www.its-rde.net

[This slide contains a screenshot of the Research Data Exchange website.]

Slide 22: V2I Reference Implementation

  • A system of specifications and requirements that allow the various components of V2I hardware, software, and firmware to work together
  • An agency will be able to select the capabilities and applications desired at a given installation
  • Integrated V2I Prototype
    • Field research testing in 2015
    • Reference Implementation builds upon Integrated V2I Prototype

[This slide contains an overhead drawing of an intersection with two concentric circles around each of four vehicles. There are three traffic signals, two with its red light illuminated and one with its green light illuminated. One of the red traffic lights is connected to a Traffic Signal Controller and a rectangle labeled “RSE.”]

Slide 23: ITS Knowledge Resources

[This slide contains a screenshot of the Knowledge Resources page on the ITS Joint Program Office website. A red oval-shaped ring surrounds the Connected Vehicles section of the left navigation menu, and there is a red arrow pointing to the ring.]

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For more information, contact:

Michelle Noch
ITS Professional Capacity Building Program Manager
ITS Joint Program Office
Office of the Assistant Secretary for Research and Technology (OST-R)
U.S. Department of Transportation
202-366-0278
Michelle.Noch@dot.gov

 

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