Safe-D: Safety through Disruption

Emerging Communications Training


As new intelligent transportation systems (ITS) and vehicle-to-everything (V2X) communication systems and protocols continue to emerge, additional training on those systems and protocols is needed for personnel working in the transportation sector. The Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) has already created a training program focusing on general topics pertaining to connected and automated vehicles (CAVs), and they have recently identified a need for a more specific program focusing on communication technologies as they relate to CAVs. To address this need, VTTI plans to develop a 60-minute training course that includes a narrated PowerPoint presentation in conjunction with learning assessments. This training will cover high-level overviews of various types of communications, main use cases for each type of communication, vocabulary, and key protocols currently being utilized by industry owner-operators (IOOs), original equipment manufacturers (OEMs), and industry technology providers.

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Research Investigators (PI*)

Mike Mollenhauer (VTTI)*
Sarah Robinson (VTTI/VT)
Jean Paul Talledo Vilela (VTTI/VT)
Will Vaughn (VTTI/VT)

Project Information

Start Date: 2021-11-25
End Date: 2022-06-30
Status: Active
Grant Number: 69A3551747115
Total Funding: $25,000
Source Organization: Safe-D National UTC
Project Number: 06-008

Safe-D Theme Areas

Automated Vehicles
Connected Vehicles

Safe-D Application Areas

Vehicle Technology
Infrastructure Technology

More Information

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Sponsor Organization

Office of the Assistant Secretary for Research and Technology
University Transportation Centers Program
Department of Transportation
Washington, DC 20590 United States

Performing Organization

Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University
Virginia Tech Transportation Institute
3500 Transportation Research Plaza
Blacksburg, Virginia 24061