Just Released: USDOT Vehicle-to-Infrastructure (V2I) Deployment Guidance and Resources

Vehicle-to-Infrastructure (V2I) Deployment Guidance and Resources

Vehicle-to-Infrastructure (V2I) is the next generation of Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS). V2I technologies capture vehicle-generated traffic data, wirelessly providing information such as advisories from the infrastructure to the vehicle that inform the driver of safety, mobility, or environment-related conditions. State and local agencies are likely to install V2I infrastructure alongside or integrated with existing ITS equipment. Because of this, the majority of V2I deployments may qualify for similar federal-aid programs as ITS deployments, if the deploying agency meets certain eligibility requirements.

This page lists a broad range of resources that help planners, transportation engineers, decision-makers, and other involved in the ITS deployment process with valuable information about V2I technologies.

Key Resource

Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) Vehicle-to-Infrastructure (V2I) Deployment Guidance and Products

The Vehicle-to-Infrastructure (V2I) Deployment Guidance provides FHWA staff and state and local transportation system owners and operators with information on topics that public agencies will address as they evaluate and deploy V2I technologies. This guidance is intended to help agencies deploy V2I technology, not only in terms of the Federal-aid Highway program requirements, but also practices to help ensure interoperability and efficient and effective planning, procurement, and operations throughout the full lifecycle. These developing technologies are part of ongoing efforts to improve safety, mobility and the environment.

General Information

For Transportation Planners

Connected Vehicle Impacts on Transportation Planning Primer - This report summarizes the results of the findings and recommendations of the study and provides planners with a primer on how to begin to address the impacts of connected and automated vehicle technology in their work. The first section includes a summary description of the technologies and potential impacts. The following section includes a summary of potential impacts on planning goals, objectives, products, tools, and data. Impacts are identified as short-term (0 to 5 years), medium-term (5 to 20 years), or long-term (over 20 years). Impacts are then further examined in a series of case studies designed to help planners incorporate these technologies into their planning products.

Connected Vehicle Impacts on Transportation Planning Desk Reference - This report provides planners with a primer on how to begin to address the impacts of connected and automated vehicle technology in their work. The first section includes a summary description of the technologies and potential impacts. The following section includes a summary of potential impacts on planning goals, objectives, products, tools, and data. Impacts are identified as short-term (0 to 5 years), medium-term (5 to 20 years), or long-term (over 20 years). Impacts are then further examined in a series of case studies designed to help planners incorporate these technologies into their planning products.

Technical Memorandum #2: Connected Vehicle Planning Processes and Products and Stakeholder Roles and Responsibilities - This Technical Memorandum documents the range of planning activities and products that may be impacted by Connected Vehicle technology. It includes the results of both a connected and automated vehicle literature review and stakeholder feedback to catalog the impacts of connected and automated technology on different transportation planning activities.

Technical Memorandum #3: Analysis of the Need for New and Enhanced Analysis Tools, Techniques, and Data - This report considers how connected vehicles should be considered across the range of transportation planning processes and products developed by states, Metropolitan Planning Organizations (MPOs), and local agencies throughout the country.

Technical Memorandum #6: Skills and Expertise Required to Incorporate Connected Vehicles into Transportation Planning - This report describes how professional development and training programs should be designed to ensure that transportation planners have the knowledge and skills that will help them to incorporate connected and automated vehicles into the transportation planning process.

Analysis of the Need for New and Enhanced Analysis Tools, Techniques, and Data—Highway Capacity Manual Briefing - This is a summary of larger report that identified the need generated by Connected and Automated vehicle technology for new or enhanced tools, techniques, and data to support various planning activities. It also includes approaches for how to meet those needs. The report focused on identifying enhancements to existing transportation analysis data and tools used in transportation planning that will be needed to extend those tools to accommodate connected and automated vehicle impacts and outcomes in the future.

Analysis of the Need for New and Enhanced Analysis Tools, Techniques, and Data— Briefing for Traffic Simulation Models - This report identifies enhancements to existing transportation analysis data and tools used in transportation planning that will be needed to extend those tools to accommodate connected and automated vehicle impacts and outcomes in the future. This report focuses on the research and activities that will need to take place in order to adapt existing transportation models for use in analyzing Automated and Connected Vehicles.

Connected Vehicle Impacts on Transportation Planning: Outreach to Planning Community - This document presents 11 case studies analyzing the impacts of connected and automated vehicles on transportation planning products. These 11 case studies are documented in-depth in the associated project document entitled Connected Vehicle Impacts on Transportation Planning—Technical Memorandum #5: Case Studies (December 2015).  This document is designed to provide transportation planners with a quick and concise source of the information.

For Licensees

Guide to Licensing Dedicated Short Range Communications for Road Side Units - The goal of this document is to make licensing requirements transparent and best practices accessible to any organization, public or private, seeking to deploy “Connected Vehicle” Dedicated Short Range Communications (DSRC) Roadside Units (RSU) and services that support vehicle-to-infrastructure (V2I) applications.

Connected Vehicle Training

See a list of Connected Vehicle Training resources

Coming Soon

  • Near-Term (0- To 5-Year) Vehicle To Infrastructure Transition and Phasing Analysis
  • Vehicle-To-Infrastructure (V2i) Message Lexicon
  • Vehicle-To-Infrastructure Pre-Deployment Guidance
  • Life Cycle Cost Model
  • Near Term Vehicle-To-Infrastructure Transition and Phasing Analysis – Application Prioritization Tool
  • Model Approach to Procurement Using Agile System Engineering

Visit the Connected Vehicle Program section of this website for more information about the U.S. DOT’s Connected Vehicle Program and connected vehicle technologies.