Lessons Learned

Connected Vehicle Pilot Deployment Program Phase 1 Lessons Learned

The Connected Vehicle Pilot Deployment (CV Pilots) Program seeks to spur innovation among early adopters of connected vehicle application concepts. The pilot deployment awards were given to three sites: New York City, the I-85 corridor in Wyoming, and Tampa, Florida. The CV pilot sites are expected to integrate connected vehicle research concepts into practical and effective elements, enhancing current operational capabilities. Each pilot deployment site is expected to be developed in three distinct phases: Phase 1 Concept Development, Phase 2 Design/Build/Test, and Phase 3 Operate and Maintain. This document covers lessons learned from the USDOT, technical support team, and pilot deployment sites during Phase 1 of the CV Pilot Program. The objective of concept development in Phase 1 was to set the stage for a connected vehicle pilot deployment that had an observable, measurable, near-term impact, deployed on-time and within budget. Following the successful completion of Phase 1, the three pilot deployment sites were awarded contracts to continue their work in Phases 2 and 3.

Given the promising future of connected vehicle deployments and the growing early deployer community, a study was conducted to gather observations and insights from the CV Pilot team, including both federal and pilot deployment site team members. This report represents an organized collection of those lessons learned across all stages of the CV Pilot Phase 1 Program. Observations include lessons learned and recommendations for both future USDOT and early deployer projects and efforts. Please visit the full version of this document for more detailed information at: