Amber Alert (52 unique lessons found)

RSU triangulation techniques and inertial GPS solutions can improve geolocation accuracy for connected vehicles operating in dense urban environments.
New York City CV Pilot considered location correction solutions to address GPS positioning challenges associated with the cities "urban canyons"

Industry Experts Offer Recommendations for Enterprise-wide Security Controls for the Connected Vehicle Environment.
Report provides a series of lessons learned for developing security systems around Connected Vehicles.

Expect non-custom hardware and software to have technology limitations that may affect operational capabilities.
The Chicago, Illinois and Montgomery County, Maryland experience in procuring and developing advanced parking information system hardware and software.

Keep technical solutions open-ended in the early stages of an ITS research project, and follow a research oriented contract vehicle.
Experience from the New York Advanced Traveler Information System (ATIS) Implementation and Integration Project

Draw on the strengths of complementary relationships between the public and private sectors for successful implementation of ITS projects.
The E-470 Public Highway Authority’s experience in forging public-private partnerships for design, construction, operations, and maintenance of an electronic toll highway facility.

Build a strong partnership between transportation and public safety agencies, and establish clear operational rules from the start.
An experience operating a CAD-TMC (Computer-Aided Dispatch - Traffic Management Center) in Washington State.

Invest in research and development for emergency integration.
Experience from 38 TMCs across the country.

Consult with traffic engineers early in the process of no-notice evacuations to secure the use of traffic management resources and to identify routes for evacuation and re-entry.
Experience from an emergency incident in which 3,000 residents were evacuated under no-notice conditions due to a toxic chemical spill.

Develop a user-oriented system for displaying travel time messages on dynamic messages signs.
Four American Cities' experiences with Travel Time Messaging on Dynamic Message Signs.

Treat maintenance staff as customers and beneficiaries of ATIS information.
Washington's experience in deploying five Advanced Traveler Information System (ATIS) projects and developing a standardized approach for evaluating ATIS projects.

Treat system operators as the client and consider their perspectives during ATIS project development.
Washington's experience in deploying five Advanced Traveler Information System (ATIS) projects and developing a standardized approach for evaluating ATIS projects.

Consider how implementing an ATIS system will impact staffing and training requirements.
Washington's experience in deploying five Advanced Traveler Information System (ATIS) projects and developing a standardized approach for evaluating ATIS projects.

Consider that ATIS deployment in rural and/or remote areas presents special challenges.
Washington's experience in deploying five Advanced Traveler Information System (ATIS) projects and developing a standardized approach for evaluating ATIS projects.

Provide drivers with sufficient managed lane information that can be easily disseminated and understood.
A guidance provided by the Texas Transportation Institute on providing user information in managed lanes facilities.

Follow accepted guidelines to create concise, effective messages to communicate to the public using Dynamic Message Signs (DMS).
Guidance from a Dynamic Message Sign handbook and from the use of DMSs in metropolitan areas.

Limit CMS message length to allow for adequate reading time at high speeds.
Best practices for use of CMS shared from several states.

Use ITS to implement a reliable communications system in work zones.
New Mexico’s experience in planning, deploying and operating a work zone traffic and incident management system.

Ensure initial and ongoing success of ITS deployments by providing sufficient start-up time, maintaining flexibility, and performing maintenance needs in-house.
New Mexico’s experience with planning, deployment and operating a work zone traffic and incident management system.

Adopt adequate and thorough procurement processes which cover purchases of both standardized commodity type equipment and highly complex integrated ITS components.
Silicon Valley Smart Corridor’s experience with procuring equipment for the development of an integrated freeway, arterial and incident management system.

Consider potential system enhancements to meet heavy demand.
Utah DOT’s experience managing the development and deployment of arterial and freeway management systems

Deploy ITS systems strategically to achieve benefits.
San Antonio’s experience with integration of freeway and arterial management systems.

Integrate freeway and alternate route operations to achieve greater benefits.
San Antonio’s experience with integration of freeway and arterial management systems.

Use ITS Standards to achieve interchangeability and interoperability for Dynamic Message Signs.
Experience of nine agencies using Dynamic Message Signs built to NTCIP specifications.

Follow a modular approach when deploying complex projects in locations with a shortened construction season.
Experience from the Integrated Corridor Traffic Management Project in Minnesota

Utilize well-equipped safety service patrols to assist highway motorists after vehicle malfunctions or crashes, and to coordinate a safe and efficient response.
Testimonials of the benefits of safety service patrols from staff of several state DOTs, travelers, and others.

Select appropriate technologies to enable emergency notification and response systems to complement traditional 9-1-1 service.
Colorado and Washington’s experience with emergency notification and response systems.

Provide consistent and high-quality information to influence traveler behavior.
National experience with evaluating user response to freeway management systems.