Earlier today the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) released their Vehicle-to-Infrastructure (V2I) guidance that is geared to improve safety and mobility by accelerating the deployment of V2I communication systems. This new guidance is aligned with the (V2V) vehicle-to-vehicle communication technology that was proposed late last year in an effort to reduce crashes.
“The publication of this guidance is a vital step in deploying a connected vehicle platform,” said OmniAir Executive Director Jason Conley. “These guidlines are important as they touch key components of OmniAir’s membership from a system of hardware, software, firmware, and wireless communication providers that allows data sharing between vehicles and between vehicles and roadway infrastructure.”
FHWA Administrator Gregory Nadeau stated that in addition to improving safety, vehicle-to-infrastructure technology offers tremendous mobility and environmental benefits. He also mentioned that V2I technologies presented challenges such as privacy, security, and interoperability.
FHWA developed the V2I Guidance to assist transportation system owners/operators as they deploy V2I technology. The guidance can help transportation agencies to understand what a decision to deploy V2I technology could mean to their region, prepare for emerging V2I and V2V technologies, and leverage federal-aid funds to deploy them.
The guidance is available at: http://www.its.dot.gov/v2i.