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Refine institutional arrangements when deploying connected vehicle technology to outline the expectations of partners in terms of service, outcomes and reporting.

Lessons Learned from the Design/Build/Test Phase of the USDOT’s Connected Vehicle Pilot Program.


12/13/2018
Tampa,Florida,United States; New York City,New York,United States; Wyoming,United States


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Lesson Learned

The following lessons were identified regarding institutional arrangements that need to be made to outline the expectations of partners in terms of service, outcomes and reporting.

Have governance agreements in place to promote consistency and shared stakeholder expectations.
    Memorandums of Understanding (MOUs) should be utilized and must clearly define a path for partnership activities, including financial viability, ability to meet delivery and installation targets, specification adherence, and similar items. To promote success, engagement of CV Pilot partners occurred early in the formation of the project design and throughout Phase 2 of the pilot.

Look beyond partnerships solely with large businesses.
    Many small and medium-sized businesses will be able to be more flexible with accommodating the deployment. Additionally, often in partnerships with smaller businesses, both parties have a common interest in seeing benefits for their local community. However, be cognizant of the more limited depth of staff and resources that smaller organizations may have to offer. In Wyoming, the team found it easier to get smaller truck partners committed to the Pilot than the larger firms; for the smaller firms, even saving just one accident made participation in the Pilot worthwhile for them.

Secure the involvement of top-level decision makers to advocate for your deployment.
    Agencies should not be afraid to approach the higher-up decision makers at their organizations as they can be your biggest champions. In WYDOT’s experiences, the team reached out to WYDOT Director Bill Panos who has since addressed the US Senate committee on intelligent driving systems and the Wyoming Pilot and is now a big proponent of DSRC.

Establish good relationships with your agency’s IT and Telecom groups.
    The New York City team cited the NYCDOT IT department as the biggest partner they had to get involved with. As the pilot had to be integrated with NYCDOT’s IT systems, NYCDOT’s IT group wanted to ensure that access to their resources would be protected and thus took great interest in supporting the IT systems associated with the pilot. The WYDOT team had support not only from the WYDOT Telecommunications staff but also from a number of other WYDOT groups including GIS/ITS, Traffic Engineering, Fleet Operations, Highway patrol, Procurement Services and Program Administration.

Provide adequate incentives to attract driver participation.
    When recruitment for drivers of private vehicles was lagging, THEA updated the toll discount incentive from 30 percent to 50 percent and widened the pool of potential participants to allow non-Reversible Express Lanes (REL) drivers to participate in the study. The Tampa team did run into some challenges with participants cancelling or not showing up for their installation appointments, although most of the time these scenarios stemmed from participants simply forgetting about their appointment. Many potential participants attributed their reluctance to joining the study to the potential for the non-standard equipment the Pilot would require be installed in their vehicle to reduce the vehicle’s trade-in value.


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Source

Connected Vehicle Pilot Deployment Program Driving Towards Deployment: Lessons Learned from the Design/Build/Test Phase

Author: Thompson, Kathy

Published By: USDOT Federal Highway Administration

Source Date: 12/13/2018

Other Reference Number: FHWA-JPO-18-712

URL: https://rosap.ntl.bts.gov/view/dot/37681

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Application Areas

Intelligent Transportation Systems > Driver Assistance > In-Vehicle Monitoring

Intelligent Transportation Systems > Arterial Management > Enforcement > Speed Enforcement

Intelligent Transportation Systems > Arterial Management > Enforcement > Traffic Signal Enforcement

Intelligent Transportation Systems > Arterial Management > Surveillance > Traffic

Intelligent Transportation Systems > Arterial Management > Traffic Control > Advanced Signal Systems

Intelligent Transportation Systems > Crash Prevention & Safety > Collision Avoidance > Forward Collision Warning

Intelligent Transportation Systems > Crash Prevention & Safety > Collision Avoidance > Lane Change Assistance

Intelligent Transportation Systems > Crash Prevention & Safety > Collision Avoidance > Obstacle Detection

Intelligent Transportation Systems > Crash Prevention & Safety > Collision Avoidance > Rear Impact Warning

Intelligent Transportation Systems > Crash Prevention & Safety > Intersection Collision Warning

Intelligent Transportation Systems > Crash Prevention & Safety > Pedestrian Safety

Intelligent Transportation Systems > Crash Prevention & Safety > Road Geometry Warning

Intelligent Transportation Systems > Driver Assistance > Driver Communication

Intelligent Transportation Systems > Driver Assistance > Object Detection

Intelligent Transportation Systems > Emergency Management > Emergency Medical Services

Intelligent Transportation Systems > Emergency Management > Response & Recovery > Evacuation & Re-Entry Management

Intelligent Transportation Systems > Emergency Management > Response & Recovery > Emergency Traveler Information

Intelligent Transportation Systems > Road Weather Management > Surveillance, Monitoring, & Prediction

Intelligent Transportation Systems > Road Weather Management > Information Dissemination

Intelligent Transportation Systems > Roadway Operations & Maintenance > Work Zone Management > Speed Enforcement

Intelligent Transportation Systems > Transit Management > Operations & Fleet Management > Transit Signal Priority

Countries

United States

Focus Areas

None defined

Goal Areas

Safety

Keywords

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Lesson ID: 2019-00869