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FHWA Announces Vehicle-to-Infrastructure Guidance

Thursday, January 19, 2017

 

Deployments Nationwide Can Transform Travel Safety

WASHINGTON – U.S. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx today announced new Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) Vehicle-to-Infrastructure (V2I) guidance that can improve safety and mobility by accelerating the deployment of V2I communication systems. The guidance complements the Department’s efforts to reduce crashes by advancing (Vehicle-to-Vehicle) V2V communication technology announced in a proposed rule in December.

“V2I will make our roads safer and save lives,” Secretary Foxx said. “This is an important step in deploying a connected vehicle environment.”

V2I communication is a critical component of a connected vehicle environment—a system of hardware, software, firmware and wireless communication that enables the dynamic transfer of data between vehicles as well as between vehicles and elements of the roadway infrastructure.

“In addition to improving safety, vehicle-to-infrastructure technology offers tremendous mobility and environmental benefits,” said FHWA Administrator Gregory Nadeau. “We took a big leap forward today by starting a national conversation about these topics, the future of V2I technologies and some of the bigger challenges facing us, 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 and tollway authorities understand what a decision to deploy V2I technology could mean to their region, prepare for emerging V2I/V2V technologies and leverage federal-aid funds to deploy them. The guidance is available at http://www.its.dot.gov/v2i.

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