Webinar Series: The Connected Fleet Challenge, Webinar #3

Cooperative Automated Transportation Coalition (AASHTO, ITE, and ITS America)

The third Connected Fleet Challenge webinar gives an overview of the Connected Fleet Challenge and available resources, as well as presentations about experiences deploying On-Board Units (OBUs) on fleet vehicles. This includes a discussion of the agency motivations and lessons learned from applications related to the SPaT Challenge and Connected Fleet Challenge.

  • Caltrans deployment of OBUs, current Transit Signal Priority application development with VTA, the Kapsch tool testing and Caltrans district 11 AV proving ground OBU installation efforts and application development by Asfand Siddiqui
  • Wyoming DOT experience with deploying OBUs as part of the CV Pilot effort by Tony English
  • Lessons learned about installing OBUs by Rafal Ignatowicz of Brand Motion

The American Association of State Highway Transportation Officials (AASHTO), the Institute of Traffic Engineers (ITE), and ITS America (ITSA) working together through the Cooperative Automated Transportation (CAT) Coalition have challenged state and local public sector transportation infrastructure owners and operators (IOOs) to work together to achieve deployment of roadside Dedicated Short Range Communications (DSRC) 5.9 GHz broadcast radio infrastructure to broadcast signal phase and timing (SPaT) in real-time at signalized intersections on at least one road corridor or street network (approximately 20 signalized intersections) in each of the 50 states by January 2020.

As a logical next step, the Connected Fleet Challenge encourages IOOs to equip at least one light-duty vehicle and at least one heavy-duty vehicle with a 5.9 GHz DSRC OBU by 2021. These OBUs should be capable of broadcasting the Basic Safety Message (BSM) to Roadside Units (RSUs) and of receiving SPaT, MAP, and other data messages that are being broadcast by the infrastructure.

Target Audience

State and local transportation agency engineering and technical staff interested in deploying SPaT and connected fleet broadcasts; private contractors and consultants that support state and local transportation agencies; private-sector vendors and manufacturers of connected vehicle equipment related to DSRC, roadside equipment, and signal controllers.

Learning Objectives

Participants will learn about the Connected Fleet Challenge, available resources, and understand agency motivations, experiences, and lessons learned regarding the deployment of OBUs and related applications.


Operations Area of Practice

  • Connected Vehicles

Organizational Capability Element

  • Vehicle Systems/Connected Vehicles

Event Type

  • Webinar

Content Type

  • Presentation

Publishing Organization

  • NOCoE

Document Downloads

Project Website

View webinar recording on YouTube.

Issue Date
January 9th, 2020
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