US DOT to spend $2M on Connected Vehicle certification

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US DOT

The US Department of Transportation’s Federal Highway Administration has issued a call for proposals for a grant to develop a certification regime for V2X Connected Vehicle hardware, software and services.

The planned project has funding of $2 million covering a “Cooperative Agreement to establish a future certification environment for connected vehicle devices and applications.”

The FHWA says the objectives of this Cooperative Agreement are to:

• Develop and document policies, plans, procedures, and tools that will be needed to conduct qualification and certification testing for various devices and applications used in large-scale deployment trials to be conducted over the next few years,

• Conduct tests on various devices and the applications (testing will include radio and message level interface testing, as well as some systemperformance testing (e.g., radio range and positioning accuracy), and

• Identify an approach for a Connected Vehicle Certification Testing program to become self-sustaining and, by providing support for development and early testing, contribute to establishing such a program.

Source: US DOT

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