SPaT Challenge Webinar Series

The National Operations Center of Excellence will be hosting a webinar series covering the SPaT Challenge, including design considerations and deployment.

The American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO), the Institute of Transportation Engineers (ITE), and ITS America (ITSA) working together through the Vehicle to Infrastructure Deployment Coalition (V2I DC) 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. This is commonly called the SPaT Challenge.

Initial SPaT Challenge Activities (Full Webinar Recording) | March 6, 2018  

This webinar included presentations on topics by the individuals listed below:

  • Introduction to the SPaT Webinar Series - Blaine Leonard, Utah DOT (Recording)
  • Systems Engineering Approach to the SPaT Challenge - Ray Starr, Minnesota DOT (Recording)
  • Model ConOps & Requirements of SPaT Challenge - Dean Deeter, Athey Creek Consultants  (Recording)
  • Costs, Procurement, and Corridor Selection - Blaine Leonard, Utah DOT (Recording)
  • Q&A (Recording)

Full webinar recording and webinar slides are also available here

SPaT Challenge Design Considerations (Part 1) (Full Webinar Recording) | March 20, 2018

This webinar included presentations on topics by the individuals listed below:

  • Introduction - Blaine Leonard, Utah DOT

  • SPaT Messages, Data Assembly, and the Signal Controller Interface - Patrick Chan, ConSysTec (Recording)

  • V2I Hub - Chris Stanley, Leidos (Recording)

  • Agency experience with deploying on-board units - Faisal Saleem, Maricopa County DOT (Recording)

  • Q&A - All (Recording)

Full webinar recording and webinar slides are also available here

SPaT Challenge Design Considerations (Part 2) (Full Webinar Recording) | April 17, 2018

This webinar included presentations on topics by the individuals listed below:

  • Introduction - Blaine Leonard, Utah DOT

  • Overview of MAP Messages - David Kelley (Recording)

  • MAP Message Creation Approaches - Chuck Felice (Recording)

  • Vehicle position correction - Greg Larson (Recording)

  • Q&A - All (Recording)

Full webinar recording and webinar slides are also available here

SPaT Challenge: J2735 MAP Creator Tool (Full Webinar Recording) | April 24, 2018

This webinar included presentations on topics by the individuals listed below:

  • Introduction - Blaine Leonard, Utah DOT
  • MAP Creator Tool - Kyle Rush, Leidos
  • Overview of MAP Message & MAP Tool (Recording)
  • MAP Tool User Interface Walkthrough (Recording)
  • Simple MAP Message Creation (Recording)
  • Complex MAP Message Showcase (Recording)
  • MAP Encoder Walkthrough and Message Validator Showcase  (Recording)
  • Q&A - All  (Recording)

Full webinar recording and webinar slides are also available here

SPaT Challenge Design Considerations (Part 3) | May 15, 2018

This webinar included presentations on topics by the individuals listed below:

  • Welcome and Introduction - Blaine Leonard, Utah DOT
  • RSU Specification v4.1 - Deborah Curtis, USDOT and Ed Leslie, Leidos  (Recording)
  • Roadside Equipment & Backhaul Communications - Raj Ponnaluri, Florida DOT  (Recording)
  • Roadside Equipment & Backhaul Communications - Brian Reed, WSP (Recording)
  • DSRC Licensing | Yang Tao, City of Madison (Recording)
  • Q&A (Recording)

Full webinar recording and webinar slides are also available here

SPaT Challenge Deployment & Validation | June 12, 2018 2:00pm – 3:00pm ET

  • This webinar included presentations on topics by the individuals listed below:
  • Welcome and Introduction - Blaine Leonard, Utah DOT
  • Security Credential Management, Stephen Novosad, HNTB Recording)
  • Verifying SPaT Deployments Compatibility with vehicles, Jay Parikh, CAMP. Recording) 
  • Example of completed SPaT Deployment Verification, Joe Gorman. Recording)
  • Support Services, Chris Stanley, LeidosFHWA Saxton Lab. USDOT CAV Recording) 

Full webinar recording and webinar slides are also available Here

SPaT Challenge Operational Deployments | July 17, 2018 2:00pm – 3:00pm ET

This webinar will provide an overview of several operational SPaT deployments, highlighting the lessons learned by the deploying agencies. Presenters will be available for an extended Q&A to share their experiences and perspectives on topics and questions posed by the audience. 

This webinar included presentations on topics by the individuals listed below:

  • Welcome and Introduction - Blaine Leonard, Utah DOT
  • Operational SPaT Deployments,Joanna Wadsworth City of Las Vegas ( Recording)
  • Transportation Institute(VTTI), Liz White, Virginia Tech Recording
  •  Blaine Leonard, Utah DOT ( Recording)

Full webinar recording and webinar slides are also available Here

Beyond the SPaT Challenge | August 14, 2018 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm EDT

This webinar will include presentations of steps for agencies to consider after completing the SPaT Challenge, including the deployment of applications supported by SPaT broadcasts and installation of on-board units (OBUs) on agency fleet vehicles as part of the Connected Fleet Challenge.

  • Welcome and Introduction - Blaine Leonard, Utah DOT
  • Operational SPaT Deployments in Pennsylvania Mark Kopko, Penn DOT ecording)
  • Connected Fleet Challenge Mark Kopko, Penn DOT Recording)
  • Equipping Transit Fleet Vehicles with OBUs in Utah Blaine Leonard, Utah DOT Recording)
  • Full webinar recording and webinar slides are also available Here

 SPaT Challenge Operational Deployments | October 23, 2018 2:00pm – 3:30pm ET

This webinar will include presentations from several agencies that have operational SPaT deployments, with an emphasis on lessons learned and discussion that encompasses all stages from planning, procurement, installation, testing, and operations.

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