Shape the FUTURE of Federal ITS Research! Share your input for the next ITS Strategic Plan by March 15, 2013
The USDOT ITS Joint Program Office recently published “An Open Dialogue On The Draft Focus And Themes For The Next ITS Strategic Research Plan,” available at http://www.its.dot.gov/strategicplan/. The purpose of this document is to establish a starting point for creating the next ITS Strategic Plan. The goal of presenting themes is to enable continuity of the current research programs while establishing new or redefined goals and objectives to meet emerging research needs. The themes fall into three broad categories:
- Maturing Connected Vehicle Systems – Focuses on what is needed to accelerate the maturity of vehicle-based communications with surrounding systems
- Piloting and Deployment Readiness – Focuses on the security, policy, business opportunities, capabilities, pilots, and incentives needed to support vehicle-to-vehicle (V2V) and vehicle-to-infrastructure (V2I) implementation
- Integrating with the Broader Environment – Focuses on the integration and decision support capabilities to enable V2V and V2I (collectively termed V2X) interaction with other governmental services and public utilities.
We invite the community to consider providing input to the draft themes by visiting http://itsstrategicplan.ideascale.com/. The USDOT is seeking your input on the following key questions, although other input is highly welcome:
· What technological changes will occur in the near future that will impact transportation?
· Are the themes outlined here addressing the technological and societal changes that affect transportation?
· Are there other themes we should be considering? If so, why?
· Are there themes that should not be considered, or moved to a different timeframe?
· What is the appropriate federal role in technology and transportation that best assists the private sector and travelers at large?
Your input is requested no later than Friday, March 15, 2013. Your attention and consideration of this request is greatly appreciated.