About the Data Access and Exchanges Research Area

Access to ITS data is critical for public agencies, private companies, and academia to conduct research and create new ITS innovations and services. Consistent and timely access to data increases the return on federal investment in ITS research and demonstration projects while helping to inform future investment decisions, which speeds deployment of innovative ITS technologies and produces widespread benefits.

The ITS Data Access and Exchanges Program focuses on enabling access to core transportation data across the ITS ecosystem. Access to harmonized data is essential to the integration of connected and automated vehicles and other emerging ITS areas that are highly data dependent. This research area seeks to foster the adoption of modern technology best practices essential to trusted data exchanges. As vehicles and travelers cross jurisdictional boundaries, exchanges are a key component of data access and are crucial for the next generation of interoperable transportation.


Projects

Access to Data and Code

ITS DataHub ITS DataHub

ITS DataHub provides a single point of entry to discover publicly available ITS research data, including connected vehicle data. ITS DataHub facilitates third-party research into the effectiveness of emerging ITS technologies, preliminary development of third-party applications, and harmonization of data across similar collections.

ITS CodeHub ITS CodeHub

ITS CodeHub is a resource for the ITS community to discover open-source code, software, and more. ITS CodeHub promotes a reuse-first mentality and supports the discovery of open-source code by putting it directly into the hands of developers to customize, transform, expand, and improve, as trends evolve and needs change.


WORK ZONE DATA EXCHANGE (WZDx)

Data for Automated Vehicle Integration

The Work Zone Data Exchange (WZDx) enables infrastructure owners and operators to make harmonized work zone data available for third-party use. The intent is to make travel on public roads safer and more efficient through ubiquitous access to data on work zone activity. Specifically, the project aims to get data on work zones into vehicles to help automated driving systems and human drivers navigate more safely.


Open source Solutions for ITS (OSS4ITS)

Open Source Solutions for ITS

Open-source solutions work to develop a framework of data flows, data exchanges, and interfaces that are based on standards and best practices that will allow Connected and Automated (CAV) information to be shared between all components of transportation infrastructure and nomadic devices including those in vehicles. OSS4ITS is an ecosystem that advances the deployment of interoperable systems. The software suite provides infrastructure owner operators (IOOs), software companies, and device manufacturers with a clear picture of the available open-source software tools for both technical and business audiences. Current OSS4ITS open-source software platform repositories include the Vehicle-to-Everything Hub (V2X Hub) repository, Operational Data Environment (ODE) repository, Secure Data Commons (SDC) repository, and Cooperative Automated Research Mobility Applications (CARMA)SM repository.


Contacts

Please explore this site for a more detailed description of the program and progress. We will continue to upload relevant program information for public consumption as it becomes available. For inquiries regarding the program, please contact the USDOT Point of Contact below.

Katherine K. Hartman

ITS Joint Program Office

Chief, Research, Evaluation, and Management

(202) 366-2742

Mike Pina

ITS Joint Program Office

(202) 366-3700