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and receive messages to other vehicles, wireless devices and infrastructure such as traffic signals and roadside units. They could make Oregon roads much safer by providing information such as warning messages to prevent collisions.
Human error is a critical factor in most crashes. The majority of crashes are caused by recognition errors where drivers are not paying attention to the road or cars around them, or decision errors such as speeding, following too close or other unsafe maneuvers. Connected vehicles could help warn drivers about objects and vehicles they cannot see, adverse road or weather conditions, slowing traffic, work zones or other information that could help them recognize and respond to hazards.
The Oregon Department of Transportation (ODOT) seeks to contract with a qualified firm or consortium for the ideation, planning, development, demonstration, implementation, operation and maintenance of a Connected Vehicle Ecosystem that will support Road Usage Charging and Intelligent Transportation System safety and mobility applications. A pre-publication conference was held Tuesday, October 26 (materials below). A Request for Proposals will be released in early 2022.
Answers to Questions from the Pre-Publication Conference
Watch the Pre-Publication Conference