Iteris to conduct connected vehicle study for Orange County Transportation Authority


One of the global leaders in applied informatics for the transportation industry, Iteris Inc., has been engaged by the Orange County Transportation Authority (OCTA) in California to conduct a vehicle-to-infrastructure State of the Practice Review.

The study is first of its kind in Southern California and builds on Iteris’s deep knowledge of connected vehicle technology from its decades of work with US Department of Transportation (USDOT).

The review to be conducted by Iteris will cover connected vehicle technology between vehicles (V2V) and vehicle-to-infrastructure (V2I) and will make recommendations for how the OCTA can advance their development, and use the technologies and their applications as they mature. Connected vehicle technology, which includes V2V and V2I communications, such as the sharing of traffic signal data with vehicles, presents enormous potential to reduce crashes on roadways.

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) estimates that safety applications enabled by V2V and V2I could eliminate or mitigate the severity of up to 80% of non-impaired crashes, including crashes at intersections or while changing lanes.

A leader in the aggregation and analysis of ‘big data’ to make roads safer and travel more efficient, Iteris has decades of experience in V2I standards in planning, deployment, integration and operations. The company is at the forefront of designing and implementing these technologies, having created the Connected Vehicle Reference Implementation Architecture (CVRIA) for USDOT, and through its involvement in connected and autonomous vehicle (CAV) testbeds in Ohio, Michigan and Virginia.

In addition to the CVRIA, the company has developed and maintained the USDOT’s Intelligent Transportation System (ITS) architecture since 1996, and this year Iteris will combine the two architectures to further build-out the guidelines for connected vehicle and smart community initiatives.

“Connected vehicle technology holds tremendous promise to prevent crashes,” said Ramin Massoumi, general manager and senior vice president of transportation systems at Iteris. “Understanding and advancing these technologies will not only make our roadways safer, but also operate more efficiently. With our study, OCTA will help to shape the roll-out of V2V and V2I in its region, and pave the way for other regions.”

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Tom has edited Traffic Technology International (TTi) magazine and its Traffic Technology Today website since May 2014. During his time at the title, he has interviewed some of the top transportation chiefs at public agencies around the world as well as CEOs of leading multinationals and ground-breaking start-ups. Tom's earlier career saw him working on some the UK's leading consumer magazine titles. He has a law degree from the London School of Economics (LSE).