Connected vehicle (CV) technologies enable vehicles, mobile devices, and roadway infrastructure to wirelessly exchange data and “talk” to one another. This systemic communication enables vehicles to have a 360-degree awareness, warning travelers to act on detected hazards before an incident can occur. These technologies also offer the potential to enhance mobility and reduce transportation’s impact on the environment.
The USDOT has played an integral part in spurring innovation among early adopters of connected vehicle application concepts through various grant programs, including the Connected Vehicle Pilot Deployment Program and the Advanced Transportation and Congestion Management Technologies Deployment Program. These deployments are integrating connected vehicle research concepts into practical and effective elements, enhancing existing operational capabilities.
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The U.S. DOT National Roadway Safety Strategy (NRSS) outlines the Safe System Approach as the guiding paradigm to reduce serious injuries and deaths on our Nation’s highways, roads, and streets. Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS) technologies can support these objectives and help in reaching the goal of zero roadway fatalities.
The Spotlight on ITS for Roadway Safety pages contain a variety of evaluation products by safety category to support informed decision-making. Explore the safety topics on the right to learn more about how ITS has been shown to improve safety.
In the 20+ years that the ITS JPO has been tracking the evaluation of ITS technologies, there has been steady growth in the number of studies documenting the benefits, costs, and lessons learned of ITS. Every year, the ITS Evaluation program reflects on recent entries to the databases to assess changing topics and trends.
The annual Executive Briefings are developed to highlight the recent additions to the databases on these emerging ITS topics. They are presented in a concise, easily consumable format and can be viewed on a mobile device or tablet, or can be printed for quick reference on one or more topic areas.
The Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS) Deployment Tracking Survey (DTS) Data Repository contains a set of downloadable electronic files related to a series of ITS surveys conducted by the ITS Joint Program Office (JPO) since 1999. Surveys included in the repository are divided into three main categories: the 2019 Connected and Automated Vehicle (CV/AV Survey), ITS Deployment Tracking Surveys (1999 to 2020), and Special Topic Deployment Surveys.
For more information about the ITS DTS methodology and the files contained this Data Repository, please see the User's Guide.