It Used To Be IntelliDrive ... Now It's "Connected Vehicles"
Connected Vehicles is a suite of technologies and applications that use wireless communications to provide
connectivity that can deliver transformational safety, mobility, and environmental improvements in surface transportation.
Connected Vehicle applications provide connectivity:
- with and among vehicles
V2I - between vehicles
and the roadway infrastructure
V2D - among
vehicles, infrastructure, and wireless devices (consumer electronics, such as cell phones and PDAs) that are carried by drivers,
pedestrians, and bicyclists
Like the Internet, which provides
information connectivity, The Connected Vehicle Program provides a starting point for transportation connectivity that
ultimately will enable countless applications and spawn new industries. Today we can see only the tip of the iceberg.
The Connected Vehicle Program vision is threefold:
Safety - The Connected Vehicle Program enables vehicles with 360-degree awareness
to inform a driver of hazards and situations they can’t see. Ultimately, The Connected Vehicle Program may lead to crashless
Mobility - In an information age, The Connected
Vehicle Program can give complete multi-modal information about transportation network’s real-time performance
- The Connected Vehicle Program can help reduce the environmental impact of a trip by providing real-time information about
traffic congestion and other travel conditions to help travelers make more informed decisions. Informed travelers may decide
to avoid congestion by taking alternate routes or public transit, or by rescheduling their trip—all of which can make
their trip more fuel-efficient and eco-friendly. The Connected Vehicle Program applications also can help drivers maintain
their vehicles for maximum energy efficiency.