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New USDOT Connected Vehicle Solicitation

February 3rd, 2015 / in policy, Research News / by Helen Wright

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The United States Department of Transportation (USDOT) is pleased to announce the release of a Broad Agency Announcement (BAA) for the Connected Vehicle (CV) Pilot Deployment Program, Phase 1: Concept Development.

From the solicitation:

Connected vehicle research is being sponsored by the USDOT and others to leverage the potentially transformative capabilities of wireless technology to make surface transportation safer, smarter, and greener. These efforts have resulted in a considerable body of research that is now in hand to support pilot deployments. Building on the collective body of connected vehicle research, the Connected Vehicle Pilot Deployment Program seeks operational deployments of connected vehicle applications that synergistically capture and utilize new forms of connected vehicle and mobile device data to improve multimodal surface transportation system performance and enable enhanced performance-based systems management.


The overall objective of Phase 1 is to set the stage for a connected vehicle pilot deployment that has an observable and measurable near-term impact, deployed on-time, and within budget.


The Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) intends to award multiple Firm Fixed Price (FFP) Contracts. The anticipated period of performance shall not exceed 12 months.

For more information on the Connected Vehicle Pilot Deployment Program, please see the full solicitation and the program’s website.

New USDOT Connected Vehicle Solicitation