The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS) Joint Program Office (JPO) has released a new website with information on Connected Vehicles. The term “connected vehicles” refers to cars, trucks, and other vehicles and transportation modes that are connected to communicate or share information with each other, with infrastructure, or with smart phones, to improve travel and safety. USDOT is working with public and private sector agencies to test and evaluate these emerging technologies.
The new Connected Vehicle website provides useful information for planners, local officials, and the communities they serve by offering details on how connected vehicles work and how they will be used. This information is designed to help end users who may one day use or interact with connected vehicles, as well as those who plan for and make decisions about infrastructure and land use. Look inside with a diagram of a connected car, watch a video of how connected cars work, see a “use case” scenario that depicts how being connected can provide travel information to improve efficiency and safety in realistic situations, learn about the federal role in connected vehicles, and check out news and additional resources.