Campaign: Traffic and Safety

Generating Traffic Information from Connected Vehicle V2V Basic Safety Messages

NHTSA published a notice of proposed rule making that will require all new cars as of some model year to broadcast a basic safety message (BSM) using Dedicated Short Range Communications (DSRC). The BSM will contain information such as the car's location, speed, heading and acceleration. This will enable a car to know where the surrounding cars are and avoid collisions. Installing DSRC roadside units will allow MnDOT ...more »

Submitted by (@ray.starr)

Idea Submitted by : Ray Starr

List your MnDOT Office,District,City, County, Univ. or Other : Office of Traffic, Safety & Technology

Idea Champion - Who at MnDOT/LRRB? : Ray Starr

Why is this a priority and what are the benefits for the State/County/City? :

Travel times and end of queue information are important in work zones for safety and mobility, and knowing queue lengths at traffic signals could potentially enable smarter traffic signal control. Listening to vehicle BSM broadcasts is a means to gain early benefits from connected vehicles. Other vehicle to infrastructure connected vehicle applications will require additional capabilities in the car beyond what NHTSA is requiring, whereas generating traffic information from BSMs will be a possibility in the nearer term when vehicles may only have the vehicle to vehicle BSM broadcast capability on board. A literature search should be performed to determine what has already been done by others.

Project Type - MnDOT or LRRB / Research, Implementation or TRS : MnDOT Research

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