Achieving the Vision: From VII to IntelliDrive

This white Paper traces the strategic evolution of the U.S. Department of Transportation’s (DOT’s) plans for IntelliDriveSM research. As this White Paper was being written, in Spring 2010, DOT was embarking on the ITS Strategic Research Plan, 2010-2014 - IntelliDrive research comprises a major portion of the research program. Launched in the mid 1990s, with roots stemming back to earlier DOT research in the 1960s, the U.S. DOT ITS Program adapts emerging technology innovations to the needs of the surface transportation community. The ITS Program initially focused on applying processes and technologies that had been developed by the defense community - such as surveillance technologies and systems engineering - to transportation systems. In the early 2000s, it became apparent to the DOT ITS Program and its partners that the interaction between vehicles (Vehicle to Vehicle or V2V) and between vehicles and the roadway (Vehicle to Infrastructure or V2I) held tremendous potential to address the highway safety problem and other difficult transportation challenges. Building from earlier ITS research, DOT launched the Vehicle-Infrastructure-Integration (VII) Program in 2003. The VII vision was to use wireless communication with and between vehicles to achieve dramatic safety and mobility improvements. The VII program was rebranded as IntelliDriveSM in January 2009.


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  • Media Type: Web
  • Edition: Policy White Paper
  • Features: Figures;
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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01156894
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: May 3 2010 10:39AM