Validating Prototype Connected Vehicle-to-Infrastructure Safety Applications in Real- World Settings 2018-01-0025
This paper summarizes the validation of prototype vehicle-to-infrastructure (V2I) safety applications based on Dedicated Short Range Communications (DSRC) in the United States under a cooperative agreement between the Crash Avoidance Metrics Partners LLC (CAMP) and the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA). After consideration of a number of V2I safety applications, Red Light Violation Warning (RLVW), Curve Speed Warning (CSW) and Reduced Speed Zone Warning with Lane Closure Warning (RSZW/LC) were developed, validated and demonstrated using seven different vehicles (six passenger vehicles and one Class 8 truck) leveraging DSRC-based messages from a Road Side Unit (RSU). The developed V2I safety applications were validated for more than 20 distinct scenarios and over 100 test runs using both light- and heavy-duty vehicles over a period of seven months. Subsequently, additional on-road testing of CSW on public roads and RSZW/LC in live work zones were conducted in Southeast Michigan. Application performance analysis revealed that proper and accurate infrastructure maps are crucial for the desired functioning of the V2I safety applications.
Jayendra Parikh, Aravind Kailas, Rawa Adla, Samer Rajab, Mahdi Ali, Vivek Vijaya Kumar, Jan-Niklas Meier, Masafumi Sakakida, Roy Goudy, Hiroyuki Yoshida, Richard Deering, Richard Williams
CAMP LLC, Volvo Group, Ford Motor Company, Honda R&D Americas, Inc., Hyundai Motor Company, General Motors LLC, Volkswagen AG, Mazda North American Operations, Nissan Technical Center, RK Deering & Associates, Subaru Research & Development Inc.