The objective of this project is to develop a consensus Connected Road Classification System (CRCS) that will be useful to state and local departments of transportation and metropolitan planning organizations that are planning or implementing CV- and HAV-compatible infrastructure. Vehicle original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) and other private-sector interests (e.g., other HAV developers, transportation network companies, digital map providers, cellular telecommunications companies) must be involved in the development to ensure that the system is relevant to their development plans.
General Motors Co. is testing a safety feature in Macomb County to warn drivers that traffic signals are about to turn red.
And in what is believed to be a first “connected” construction zone in the nation, test cars on a section of Interstate 75 in Oakland County can read high-tech roadside bar codes which communicate what lanes are closed up ahead. Even the reflective strips on workers’ safety vests contain information that identifies them as people instead of traffic barrels.
How do you teach machines to deal with the chaotic, grubby humanity of our roads, where the rules bend so easily? And how do you do it fast enough to meet the deadlines of the companies that have pledged to commercialize this technology in the next five years or less?
This guidance is intended to assist Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) staff and transportation system owners/operators deploy V2I technology, not only in terms of the Federal-aid Highway program requirements, but also practices to help ensure interoperability and efficient and effective planning,
procurement, and operations throughout the full lifecycle.