Pre-proposal Conference

US DOT is conducting a Pre-proposal Conference (“Safety Pilot Joint Bidders Conference”) for interested parties to learn about and ask questions regarding the following three current US DOT procurements/solicitations in support of the Safety Pilot Program. US DOT officials will present and discuss the procurement process and requirements for each of the following three planned procurements, as well as answer relevant questions from interested parties.

  • Safety Pilot Test Conductor – Request for Proposals (RFP) DTFH61-11-R-00006 available at
  • Aftermarket Safety Devices – Request for Applications (RFA) DTFH61-11-RA-00003 available at
  • Roadside Equipment – Request for Quotations (RFQ) DTFH61-11-Q-00012 available at

Safety Pilot is intended to establish a real world model deployment test site for enabling wireless communications among vehicles and with roadside equipment for use in generating data to enable driver safety warning systems.  The deployment site will encompass vehicles of various types that include a mix of integrated, retrofit, and aftermarket vehicle safety systems.  The model deployment data generated will be used for establishing safety benefits in support of future policy decisions by US DOT, as well as for use by the broader industry in developing additional connected vehicle applications.

As such, the goals of the Safety Pilot Program are to:

  • Establish benefits data in support of NHTSA 2013 Agency Decision on V2V Communications with Real World Field Data
  • Support real world V2V and V2I safety applications with a data rich environment
  • Create public awareness & determine user acceptance

Anticipated outcomes include:

  • Obtaining empirical data for determining benefits and user acceptance in support of future federal policy actions
  • Establishing a public database of archived road network data for supporting development of additional safety, mobility, and environmental applications
  • Establishing multiple supplier sources for safety devices and roadside infrastructure
  • Develop a better understanding of the operational policy issues associated with the deployment of V2V and V2I applications

Interested parties are invited to attend in person or participate by webinar. Participants are welcome to participate in the full-day conference or any portion of the day.

Date: February 22, 2011
Location: University of California – UC Washington Center
Address: 1608 Rhode Island Avenue, NW
                  Washington, DC 20036
                  Phone: (202) 974 – 6200
Time: 8:30 am - 4:30pm Eastern

Agenda(Tenative) - Eastern Time  
Registration/sign-in 8:30am
Opening Remarks 9:00-9:15 am
Safety Pilot Test Conductor RFP 9:15-12:00 pm
Lunch Break 12:00-1:00 pm
Aftermarket Safety Devices RFA 1:00-2:30 pm
Break 2:30-3:00 pm
Road Side Equipment RFQ 3:00-4:30 pm

Questions: Interested parties are encouraged to submit questions to US DOT in advance of the Pre-proposal Conference. Please submit questions by COB Wednesday February 16 regarding solicitations to:

US DOT will address questions during the Conference to the extent possible.