Bus

U.S. DOT takes connected vehicle program to next level

Posted on August 19, 2014

The U.S. Department of Transportation's (U.S. DOT) National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) released an Advance Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (ANPRM) and a supporting comprehensive research report on vehicle-to-vehicle (V2V) communications technology.

The report will include analysis of the U.S. DOT's research findings in several key areas including technical feasibility, privacy and security, and preliminary estimates on costs and safety benefits, while the ANPRM seeks public input on these findings to support the department’s regulatory work to eventually require V2V devices in new light vehicles.

RELATED: 'Connected' Vehicle Testing Aims to Bolster Bus Safety

The report includes preliminary estimates of safety benefits that show two safety applications — Left Turn Assist (LTA) and Intersection Movement Assist (IMA) — could prevent up to 592,000 crashes and save 1,083 lives saved per year. Put another way, V2V technology could help drivers avoid more than half of these types of crashes that would otherwise occur by providing advance warning.

LTA warns drivers not to turn left in front of another vehicle traveling in the opposite direction and IMA warns them if it is not safe to enter an intersection due to a high probability of colliding with one or more vehicles.

Additional applications could also help drivers avoid imminent danger through forward collision, blind spot, do not pass, and stop light/stop sign warnings.

The accompanying ANPRM will help U.S. DOT and NHTSA gather significant input from the public and stakeholders as NHTSA works to deliver a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking by 2016.

 

View comments or post a comment on this story. (0 Comments)

More News

MCI to manufacture 184 Commuter Coaches for NJ TRANSIT

Through a competitive procurement process, the agency executed a contract with MCI in November 2015 to manufacture and deliver up to 1,219 commuter coaches.

Submit your Innovative Solution now!

Have you recently partnered with a solutions provider within the last year to implement a new innovation at your operation that has helped you save money, run more efficiently, streamline operations, improved customer satisfaction or increased ridership? Tell us what you did and how it has positively impacted your business.

First Transit awarded Philadelphia American Airlines shuttle ops contract

The company will transport passengers on the ramp side of the airport between all terminals serving the airline. The contract also includes preventative maintenance.

REV Bus Group partners with Schetky NW Bus Sales for spring events

Will present Champion Bus unit at Schetky booth at the Argentum Senior Living Executive Conference and Tradeshow (formerly ALFA) in Denver May 9 to 12.

XL Hybrids introduces cloud-based fleet analytics system

XL Link is currently measuring key performance indicators in vehicles equipped with XL3® Hybrid Electric Drive Systems for major fleets, such as the City of Boston, Yale University, AmeriPride Services and Montgomery County, Md., to name a few.

See More News

Post a Comment

Post Comment

Comments (0)

More From The World's Largest Fleet Publisher

Automotive Fleet

The Car and truck fleet and leasing management magazine

Business Fleet

managing 10-50 company vehicles

Fleet Financials

Executive vehicle management

Government Fleet

managing public sector vehicles & equipment

TruckingInfo.com

THE COMMERCIAL TRUCK INDUSTRY’S MOST IN-DEPTH INFORMATION SOURCE

Work Truck Magazine

The number 1 resource for vocational truck fleets

Schoolbus Fleet

Serving school transportation professionals in the U.S. and Canada

LCT Magazine

Global Resource For Limousine and Bus Transportation

Please sign in or register to .    Close