The U.S. Department of Transportation is soliciting suggestions for the development of “transformative” wireless applications linking travelers, vehicles, transportation management systems, and other infrastructure. The goal is to “improve the performance of the transportation system and to improve the nature, accuracy, precision, and/or speed of dynamic decision making by transportation system managers and travelers.”
The agency’s announcement follows:
As part of the IntelliDrive Dynamic Mobility Applications Program, the U.S. DOT is soliciting ideas for transformative applications that would leverage IntelliDrive data and communications capabilities to improve the performance of the transportation system and to improve the nature, accuracy, precision and/or speed of dynamic decision making by transportation system managers and travelers. Dynamic Mobility Applications are real-time monitoring and management tools enabling transportation system efficiency and mobility between and across modes (of freight, transit, and passenger vehicle).
This is not a request for proposals.
A template has been created for stakeholders to submit ideas for development of future transformative applications to improve Intelligent Transportation Systems. The blank template, instructions and a sample completed template for reference are available online.
The U.S. DOT would like to hear from you about how wireless applications linking travelers, vehicles, transportation management systems and other infrastructure can provide safe, reliable and secure transport of people and goods. Any and all suggestions would be helpful to this program.
Your responses are very important to the continuous improvement process of transportation systems. Share your ideas by completing the Dynamic Mobility Applications Program template today. Responses are requested by July 31, 2010 and can be submitted online or emailed to DMA-Template@dot.gov.
Responses from the template will be made available by fall. Workshops and other interactions with stakeholders will provide further review and prioritization of the candidate applications into the spring. DOT will consider all applications in conducting benefit cost analyses and estimations related to mobility and IntelliDrive in seeking to reach a decision regarding the implementation of IntelliDrive.
Additionally, based on the stakeholder reviews and prioritizations, a subset of applications that enable the community to test technical and policy issues related to data use, communications and impact to the operations of the transportation system will be moved into prototype development. Open competitive procedures will be used for the prototype applications to be developed by DOT, but the entire list of community interests will be available to industry, academia and others so that they may pursue development of applications that interest them.
Thank you in advance for your help with this important effort. We truly appreciate your time.