What will be the technological "State of the Art" in transportation?
The Technology Scan and Assessment is a series of ongoing studies that tracks trends, technologies, and innovations that could influence, or be leveraged as part of, next-generation intelligent transportation systems within a five to seven year time horizon.
Technology Scan reports include Vehicle/Infrastructure Sensors, Fourth Generation (4G) Wireless, and Machine-to-Machine Networks. Technology Assessment reports are broader and thematic, with reports covering Vehicle Electrification and the Smart Grid, Cybersecurity, and Advanced Driver Assistance and Autonomous Driving.
All reports speculate on the future impact of a given new technology or system to the transportation sector in general, and specifically to a future Vehicle-to-Vehicle, Vehicle-to-Device, Vehicle-to-Infrastructure (V2X) core system relying on vehicle Dedicated Short Range Communications, as contemplated in USDOT's Connected Vehicle Research and Development program.*
About the Technology Scan and Assessment Series
Under sponsorship and guidance from the US Department of Transportation (USDOT) Intelligent Transportation Systems Joint Program Office (ITS-JPO), the Intelligent Transportation Society of America (ITS America) is conducting this multi-year study series that assesses emerging, converging and enabling technologies that stretch beyond the domain of mainstream transportation research. The purpose of the project is to:
1) Synthesize and enrich discussion about new technologies among members of the engineering community focused transportation safety, mobility and environmental sustainability
2) Establish, or otherwise validate or revise, key assumptions in research programs regarding scalability, security, or safety of particular technologies and systems; and
3) Inventory new technologies and systems that may leverage a future vehicle Dedicated Short Range Communication (DSRC) -based applications.
The reports rely on evaluations from principal technology developers, system integrators, product and service engineers, and market analysts that are actively seeking opportunities to develop applications in transportation, telecommunications, information technology, energy or other related sectors.
Outreach and Webinars
The project includes efforts to educate and create dialogue between technologists across different application communities. The Connected Vehicle Technology Scan Webinar Series is conducted in conjunction with release of each report.
Contacts for ITS America's Technology Scan
Steven H. Bayless, Senior Director of Telecommunications and Telematics,
To learn more about USDOT's Connected Vehicle Research, visit USDOT ITS Joint Program Office website and read the Technology Scan and Assessment Fact Sheet. For more about ITS America's activities in wireless, visit our Connected Vehicle page.
*Note: These publications were developed by ITS America on behalf of the U.S. Department of Transportation, Research and Innovative Technology Administration, in the interest of information exchange. The opinions, findings and conclusions expressed in this publication are those of the author(s) and not necessarily those of the Research and Innovative Technology Administration or ITS America. If trade or manufacturers’ names or products are mentioned, it is because they are considered essential to the object of the publication and should not be construed as an endorsement by either ITS America or the Research and Innovative Technology Administration.