Tampa Connected Vehicle Pilot Data Now Available via the ITS DataHub

The Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS) Joint Program Office (JPO) Data Program is pleased to announce the launch of three new data sets from the Tampa Connected Vehicle Pilot via the ITS DataHub.

The ITS JPO's Connected Vehicle Pilot Deployment program is pioneering the deployment of connected vehicle technologies in three U.S. locations -- Wyoming; Tampa, FL; and New York City. One of the program's key goals is to produce and provide open data from the pilots to the public in a quick and helpful manner for use by third-party researchers and developers.

Tampa is the second Connected Vehicle Pilot project site to complete its data pipeline and send continuous data deliveries to the ITS DataHub. The message types the Tampa Pilot has made publicly available follow the Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE) J2735 data standards and include:

  • Basic Safety Messages (BSM): Used to exchange safety data regarding vehicles' current attributes, such as speed and path predicted, the Tampa BSM data set includes data generated by participant and public transportation vehicle onboard units (OBUs) transmitted to roadside units (RSUs) located throughout the Tampa pilot area.
  • Traveler Information Messages (TIM): Used to convey important traffic information and provide situational awareness warnings to the driver, the Tampa TIM data set includes messages that are transmitted from RSUs located throughout the Tampa pilot study area to OBUs of equipped vehicles.
  • Signal Phasing and Timing (SPaT) Messages Used to convey the current status of one or more signalized intersections, the Tampa SPaT data set includes messages transmitted by RSUs located throughout the Tampa pilot area.

The ITS DataHub provides a single point of entry to discover publicly available U.S. Department of Transportation (USDOT) ITS research data. By providing access to these data, the USDOT aims to enable third-party research into the effectiveness of emerging ITS technologies, preliminary development of third-party applications, and harmonization of data across similar collections.

To access the data sets, please visit:  http://www.its.dot.gov/data/.