The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) is taking applications for a V2X program from companies developing road safety and mobility technologies. The program, is part of a $40 million Saving Lives with Connectivity: Accelerating V2X Deployment grant. Seeks to advance connected and interoperable vehicle technologies.
FHWA says that V2X can contribute to the Safe System Approach adopted by the USDOT’s National Roadway Safety Strategy, which was launched in January 2022 to address roadway deaths. ““V2X connectivity is a critical transformational technology that not only advances safety but also enhances mobility and efficiency,” said Federal Highway Administrator Shailen Bhatt, in a statement. “Accelerating V2X deployment now is a crucial step toward saving lives with connectivity. We’re working to make sure that no matter where you drive — truly reliable and seamless connectivity will be in place.”
The federal agency said the grant will promote the deployment of V2X technologies with the goal of advancing the full lifesaving potential of V2X communication, “while ensuring connected technologies communicate securely and without harmful interference across a variety of devices and platforms.”
The USDOT plans to share a draft V2X Deployment Plan for public comment in a few weeks. “Stakeholders will continue to provide input on the draft toward completion in early 2024,” USDOT said.
For more information, go to the Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO).