The Intelligent Transportations Systems Joint Program Office (ITS JPO)
Accelerate the use of ITS to transform the way society moves.
Lead collaborative and innovative research, development, and implementation of ITS to improve the safety and mobility of people and goods.
Planning for the Future of ITS
The ITS Joint Program Officeís 2020-2025 ITS Strategic Plan
The U.S. Department of Transportationís ITS research focuses on several high-priority areas including Emerging and Enabling Technologies, Data Access and Exchanges, ITS Cybersecurity Research, Automation, ITS4US, and Accelerating ITS Deployment. The ITS Strategic Plan includes in-depth discussion of the ITS Programís strategic goals, these research areas, and four technology transfer programs.
Learn more in the 2020-2025 ITS Strategic Plan.
- Vehicle-to-Vehicle (V2V) Communications for Safety
- Truck V2V Research
- Transit V2V Research
- Connected Vehicle Safety Pilot
- Vehicle-to-Infrastructure (V2I) Communications for Safety
- Truck V2I Research/Smart Roadside
- Transit V2I Research
- Connected Vehicle Safety for Rail
- Vehicle-to-Pedestrian (V2P) Communications for Safety
- Ann Arbor Connected Vehicle Test Environment (AACVTE)
- Road Weather
- Connected Vehicle Technology
- CV Pilots Deployment Project
- Automated Vehicle
- ITS Cross-Cutting Support
- Success Stories
- Commercial Vehicle Information Systems and Networks (CVISN) Core and Expanded Deployment Program
- Congestion Initiative
- Cooperative Intersection Collision Avoidance Systems (CICAS)
- Electronic Freight Management
- Emergency Transportation Operations (ETO)
- Integrated Vehicle-Based Safety Systems (IVBSS)
- Intelligent and Efficient Border Crossings
- Mobility Services for All Americans (MSAA)
- Next-Generation 9-1-1
- Rural Safety Initiative
- Vehicle Infrastructure Integration
Connected Vehicle Standards are rules that provide the software programming codes, definitions, and formats needed to create interoperable, consistent, and seamless communications exchange among shared information systems and devices. To accelerate the deployment and adoption of connected vehicle systems, preclude redundancy, and reduce costs and complexity, the US DOT seeks to harmonize ITS standards. This process involves stakeholders, including vehicle and equipment manufacturers, standards organizations, and governments, working together to agree on harmonized standards across multiple regions.
The vision for the ITS Standards program is to enable interoperable connected vehicle and ITS services within a complex, multimodal, connected transportation network, including both vehicles and infrastructure. To do so, the ITS Standards Program is participating in and facilitating the development of standards and protocols that establish the rules for how ITS (and, specifically, connected vehicle) devices, vehicles, and operations centers communicate and exchange information with one another. The program is also partnering with NHTSA and other interested modal administrations, to participate in international standards harmonization activities.
- Connected Vehicle Standards
- Connected Vehicle Reference Implementation Architecture (CVRIA) - Project Launched to Identify Key Connected Vehicle Interfaces and Develop Connected Vehicle Standards Plan
- Test Procedure Generator: A New Tool for the Standards Development and Deployment Communities
- Standards Implementation (Federal Highway Administration)
- ITS Standards Program
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