A technology demonstration from the Federal Railroad Administration (FRA), Battelle and Michigan Technological University
The U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) is committed to the research and development of innovative technologies intended on making travel safer. Specifically, the connected vehicle (CV) initiative seeks to create applications and prototypes that rely on the exchange of safety-critical information from vehicle to vehicle (V2V) and between vehicle and infrastructure (V2I) using Dedicated Short-Range Communications (DSRC) radios. Beginning in 2015, the Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) and its subcontractors have been effective in producing a CV prototype called the Rail-Crossing Violation Warning (RCVW), which is designed to notify approaching drivers of an active rail crossing and warn them of a potential collision. This project is a technology demonstration collaboration by the Federal Railroad Administration (FRA), Battelle and Michigan Technological University. It will demonstrate the capabilities of the RCVW system through simulations, instructional videos and interactive prsentations.