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Scan International Technologies and Programs for Vehicle-Highway Cooperation

Project Information

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Project Status: 
Start Date: 
Tuesday, January 4, 2011
End Date: 
Monday, December 31, 2012
FHWA Program: 
Exploratory Advanced Research
FHWA Subprogram: 
Connected Vehicle Research
FHWA Topics: 
Research/Technologies--FHWA Research and Technology
TRT Terms: 
Intelligent Transportation Systems; Automated Vehicle Control; Operations; Research; Freeways; Vehicle to Vehicle Communications; Safety; Traffic Congestion; Mobility
FHWA Discipline: 
Operations, Safety, Environment
TRB Subject Area: 
Research, Operations and Traffic Management, Vehicles and Equipment

Contact Information

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Last Name: 
(202) 493-3045
Email Address: 
Program Management
Office of Operations Research and Development
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Project Details

Project Description: 

This proposed initial stage research would conduct a scan of these technology resources and research results, and then summarize the results into a report and presentation. These products would provide content for researchers already active, and also could encourage U.S. stakeholders to recognize the potential and importance of this area.  The results of the proposed scan could also provide information about the potential value of convening experts to validate the concepts and to help establish research in the United States that complements and leverages work done internationally. For example, scan products could be used to encourage modal partners, among others, to better understand, to become more interested, and to support these concepts for funding of additional developmental research and even technology demonstrations. Recent research recognizes that freeway travel is likely the nearest opportunity for deploying vehicle automation concepts, particularly because the Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS) program is funding significant research in vehicle-to-vehicle communication systems that might enable new mobility applications based on vehicle automation as well.


The key project objectives are to assess whether:

(1) Vehicle automation technologies enabled by vehicle-highway cooperation can significantly improve mobility.

(2) Research and technology innovations in Japan and Europe can be identified and transferred to strengthen the technology base in the United States.

(3) The state of technology development and programs available internationally can likely stimulate and encourage parallel research investments in the United States.


Deliverable Name: 
Literature Review on Recent International Activity in Cooperative Vehicle–Highway Automation Systems
Deliverable Type: 
Research report or guidelines
Deliverable Description: 
The deliverable will summarize results of international scan of research, technologies, and programs.
Deliverable Name: 
Recent International Activity in Cooperative Vehicle–Highway Automation Systems
Deliverable Type: 
Research report or guidelines
Deliverable Description: 
The report summarizes research findings and recommendations that might assist stakeholders in continuing the research and in deployment.
Deliverable Name: 
Conduct Technical Workshop
Deliverable Type: 
Promotional materials
Deliverable Description: 
A technical workshop will provide a slideshow and brief the United States Department of Transportation staff and others on the research findings and recommendations.
Deliverable Name: 
Support Transportation Review Board Workshop on Future of Road Vehicle Automation
Deliverable Type: 
Research report or guidelines
Deliverable Description: 
Work collaboratively with Transportation Research Board committee members to organize and deliver workshop.
Deliverable Name: 
Distribution Report
Deliverable Type: 
Research report or guidelines
Deliverable Description: 
Revise final report intended for broad audience.
Deliverable Name: 
Report for wider distribution of research results
Deliverable Type: 
Technical report
Deliverable Description: 
The technical report from the scan will be edited to include the literature review results and for wider distribution of the report.