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USDOT Connected Vehicle Next Stage Certification Environment

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Overview

As part of the OmniAir Consortium Cooperative Agreement with the United State Department of Transportation (USDOT), Southwest Research Institute (SwRI) has developed plans, procedures, and tools for qualification and certification testing of connected vehicle awareness devices (VADs) that are being used in USDOT's connected vehicle model deployment safety pilot in Ann Arbor, MI. Under this program, SwRI has led the development of the system engineering plan, device test procedures, and the tools that automate much of the dedicated short range communications (DSRC)-based device testing.

Approach

As part of the OmniAir Consortium Cooperative Agreement with the United State Department of Transportation (USDOT), SwRI’s connected vehicles research team have developed plans, procedures, and tools for qualification and certification testing of connected vehicle awareness devices (VADs) that are being used in USDOT's connected vehicle model deployment safety pilot in Ann Arbor, MI.

Specifications and Standards Devices Were Tested to

  • Safety Pilot RFP for VADs
  • USDOT VAD Specification
  • IEEE 802.11p
  • IEEE 1609 WAVE Standards
  • SAE J2735 Message Set
  • CAMP VSC3 –DSRC BSM Communication Minimum Performance Requirements
  • SAE J1113-11 Immunity to Conducted Transients on Power Leads

Results

As a result of this testing, a pilot safety study is outfitting approximately 2,500 vehicles with these devices to help ensure an ample amount of experimental data required to support a 2013 National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) mandate decision.