U.S. Department of Transportation Offers Webinar on Smart Columbus Program Connected Vehicle Environment System Requirements

The U.S. Department of Transportation (USDOT) will host a free webinar on the Smart Columbus Connected Vehicle Environment (CVE) System Requirements (SyRS). The webinar is scheduled for Monday, November 5, 2018, from 2:00 PM to 3:30 PM ET.


Through the USDOT's Smart City Challenge, in 2016, the Department selected Columbus, OH, to define what it means to be a "smart city" and serve as a model for other cities wishing to fully integrate innovative technologies--such as automated vehicles, connected vehicles, and applications--into the transportation network. The goal of the Smart Columbus program is to connect people by creating opportunities for city residents to better access jobs and services while improving the overall safety and efficiency of the city's transportation network. The Smart Columbus program is comprised of nine individual projects covering three themes--enabling technologies, emerging technologies, and enhanced human services.

The CVE is a significant enabler to technologies delivered through the other projects. It will integrate smart traveler applications, connected vehicles, and smart sensors into its transportation network by focusing on building infrastructure and applications. The project will install roadside units and other connected vehicle-compatible equipment at signalized intersections in the project area and onboard units on participating private, emergency, transit, and freight vehicles. The CVE is expected to enhance safety and mobility for vehicle operators and improve pedestrian safety in school zones by deploying connected vehicle infrastructure on the roadside and in vehicles. The CVE will also provide sources of high-quality data for traffic management and safety purposes. The connected vehicle infrastructure deployment will occur along several major corridors and areas. The deployment of in-vehicle devices will target populations that are located near or that frequently use the infrastructure deployment corridors.

Webinar Details

This webinar will focus on the SyRS developed by the City of Columbus. The SyRS is intended to communicate the requirements of the CVE to the technical community, who will specify and build the system. The SyRS is a "black-box" description of what the CVE must do, but not how it will do it. It also contains descriptions of inputs, outputs, and the required relationships between the two. The City of Columbus will be accepting comments on the SyRS for the CVE project from October 29 to November 12, 2018. The SyRS will be available on the Smart Columbus website, one week in advance of the webinar.

This webinar is the second in a series of webinars on SyRS presented in a walkthrough format. To be notified about upcoming webinars, sign up for the Smart Columbus newsletter at: https://smart.columbus.gov/connect/.


Title: Smart Columbus Program Connected Vehicle Environment System Requirements Webinar
Date: Monday, November 5, 2018
Time: 2:00 PM to 3:30 PM ET
Registration: https://goo.gl/forms/rqKa3xsaw8OY2lXw2

For more information on the Smart Columbus program, please visit the City of Columbus's website at: www.smart.columbus.gov.