U.S. Department of Transportation (USDOT) to host Second Public Meeting on the Connected Vehicle Reference Implementation Architecture

In continuation of Connected Vehicle Reference Implementation Architecture (CVRIA) efforts, USDOT will present and seek input on candidate Connected Vehicle (CV) interfaces for standardization at a free public workshop in San Francisco, California on February 19-20, 2014.

The workshop is designed to solicit feedback from stakeholders who will be involved with the development, implementation, or operation of CV technologies and applications.

The results of an initial analysis will be presented and feedback sought during this public workshop. A preliminary draft plan will be provided to registrants before the workshop in order to facilitate technical discussions. Participants are encouraged to sign up early to ensure that they receive the read-ahead materials in a timely fashion.

The workshop will focus on discussion of:

  • the CV applications captured in the CVRIA;
  • the interfaces identified and defined in the CVRIA;
  • a crosswalk between candidate interfaces and standards;
  • standards gap analysis and emerging standards needs; and
  • USDOT policy in pursuing standardization

The project is sponsored and led by the USDOT’s ITS JPO as part of ITS Architecture and Standards and Systems Engineering and Test Bed Program efforts.

Supplementary Information:

The workshop will be conducted on Wednesday, February 19, 2014 from 8:30 a.m. – 5:00pm PST and on Thursday, February 20, 2014 from 8:30am – 4:00 p.m. PST. It will take place at the Holiday Inn Golden Gateway, located at 1500 Van Ness Ave, San Francisco, California, 94109.

As the results of the CVRIA, interface analysis, and standardization efforts are expected to affect a wide variety of public and private organizations, it is important that the analysis be informed by the needs and requirements of the connected vehicle community. This workshop is an appropriate opportunity for connected vehicle application prototype developers and external stakeholders to engage in the standards discussion.  In the workshop, the criteria and process for selecting candidate interfaces will be reviewed and selected candidates will be presented.  In addition to discussions that compare the collective conclusions of all stakeholders, it is expected to address priorities as a basis for subsequent discussions about resource allocation.

This workshop’s discussions will be fairly technical and predominantly focused for system integrators/implementers.

The effort is expected to result in:

  • CONNECTED VEHICLE REFERENCE IMPLEMENTATION ARCHITECTURE (CVRIA):  Analysis of the interfaces and standards will result in refinements to the CVRIA.
  • CONNECTED VEHICLE INTERFACES: The project will continue to identify and more clearly define interfaces that are candidates for standardization.
  • STANDARDS DEVELOPMENT PLAN: The candidate interfaces will be evaluated and prioritized to inform a US DOT connected vehicle standardization plan. This plan will assist USDOT in determining how to most effectively support connected vehicle standardization needs in the future, including identifying opportunities for internationally harmonized standardization.
  • POLICY FOUNDATION: The project will provide a basis for developing connected vehicle policies for use of standards, and certification, and (potentially) other policies.

For further information contact:

Carlos Alban
Transportation Program Specialist
Intelligent Transportation Society of America
1100 New Jersey Ave. SE, Suite 850
Washington, DC 20003
Phone: 202-721-4223
Email: calban@itsa.org

Updates will be available on the ITS Program website at: www.its.dot.gov under Press Room: Public Meetings and Events, and on the ITS Standards website at: http://www.standards.its.dot.gov/DevelopmentActivities/CVReference