New Data Available on the Intelligent Transportation System Public Data Hub: Vehicle Platooning Proof of Concept

The U.S. Department of Transportation is pleased to announce the availability of a new dataset on the Intelligent Transportation System (ITS) Public Data Hub --  Test Data of Proof-of-Concept Vehicle Platooning Based on Cooperative Adaptive Cruise Control (CACC). The data represent the performance of a proof-of-concept vehicle platooning based on the CACC application. 

The Federal Highway Administration's Turner Fairbank Highway Research Center (TFHRC), in conjunction with the Volpe National Transportation Systems Center, tested and evaluated this prototype system in 2016. Researchers in the Saxton Transportation Operations Laboratory at TFHRC designed and built the Cooperative Automated Research Mobility Applications platform version 1 that enables the implementation of the proof-of-concept CACC-based platooning in passenger vehicles equipped with production adaptive cruise control and vehicle-to-vehicle communications. The tests were conducted at the U.S. Army's Aberdeen Test Center located at Aberdeen Proving Grounds in Maryland. To see an overview of the testing that was conducted, watch the video here.

The ITS Joint Program Office (JPO) Data Program strives to make project data accessible to the public in a timely manner. Datasets coming to the ITS Public Data Hub over the next several months include data from the Tampa and New York City Connected Vehicle Pilots and additional vehicle platooning test data. The Wyoming Connected Vehicle Pilot currently has nearly 3 million basic safety messages available to the public, with more being added daily, as well as nearly 17,000 traveler information messages.

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