USDOT’s CV Pilots successfully demonstrate interoperability with six participating vendors

To pave the way for a future nationwide deployment, a major long-term goal of the USDOT’s Connected Vehicle (CV) Pilot Deployment Program is for the CV devices and equipment to be interoperable, meaning that they would be able to operate as designed anywhere in the country, regardless of where they were built.

The cooperative agreements between USDOT and the CV Pilot sites (New York City; Tampa, Florida; and Wyoming) included a requirement that devices from the three projects were interoperable. The parties involved settled on a definition and an approach to conduct a limited test of interoperability to prove that a vehicle with an onboard unit (OBU) from one of the three sites can interact with OBUs and/or roadside units (RSUs) from the other sites.