The New York City Connected Vehicle Pilot Program (NYC CVPD), led by the New York City Department of Transportation (NYCDOT), will use vehicle-to-vehicle (V2V) and vehicle-to-infrastructure (V2I) DSRC communications to improve safety through the reduction of vehicle and pedestrian crashes, injuries, and fatalities.
This deployment involves the development of applications that provide drivers with alerts designed to help them avoid crashes or reduce the severity of the incident. As part of the project, thousands of city-owned vehicles and taxis are being equipped with CV technology, and road side units are being installed in Manhattan and along Flatbush Avenue in Brooklyn.
The city is also working with pedestrian advocacy groups and will be deploying an application that supports visually impaired pedestrians as they navigate the city, providing information about the intersection and the signal timing to aid them in crossing streets. Researchers at NYU are working with NYCDOT and other partners on this portion of the NYC CV Pilot, as well as on safety performance evaluation of the CV technology deployment.