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FEBRUARY 2017

The ITS PCB Program offers over 60 FREE online standards training modules that help practitioners build a solid foundation for evaluating, procuring, and deploying standards-based ITS equipment. February 2017 Update: Six new modules available.


SEPTEMBER 2016

USDOT is pleased to provide the ITS Standards deployment community with a new tool. The Center to Center (C2C) Reference Implementation (RI) Tool supports efficient deployment of systems using C2C communications by providing a means to verify conformance to C2C standards. Using the C2C RI tool will reduce developmental risks, effort, and the cost and provide consistent interpretation of the implemented standard, which in turn will encourage the deployment of interoperable NTCIP C2C systems. Learn more and download the C2C RI Tool.


APRIL 2016

Standards Announcements

  • USDOT is pleased to announce IEEE’s publication of IEEE 1609.3-2016 Standard for Wireless Access in Vehicular Environments - Networking Services. IEEE 1609.3 defines network and transport layer services, including addressing and routing, in support of secure WAVE data exchange. It also defines Wave Short Messages, providing an efficient WAVE-specific alternative to IPv6 (Internet Protocol version 6) that can be directly supported by applications. Further, this standard defines the Management Information Base (MIB) for the WAVE protocol stack. The standards can be purchased from IEEE at http://www.techstreet.com/ieee.

Updated Standards Statuses
The following standards statuses changed in April 2016:

Document # Title Update

IEEE 1609.3-2016

Standard for Wireless Access in Vehicular Environments (WAVE) - Networking Services

Version 3 status: Published


MARCH 2016

Standards Announcements

  • USDOT is pleased to announce SAE International's publication of J2735, Dedicated Short Range Communications (DSRC) Message Set Dictionary, for applications utilizing the 5.9 GHz DSRC for Wireless Access in Vehicular Environments (DSRC/WAVE) communications systems. This document defines the messages, data frames and data elements that make up the messages and is facilitated through tables in this document. Additionally, SAE published the J2945/1 On-Board System Requirements for V2V Safety Communications standard. This standard focuses on vehicle-to-vehicle (V2V) safety communications systems' requirements to support a set of six V2V Safety applications. The standards can be purchased from the SAE site at http://store.sae.org.
  • USDOT is pleased to announce IEEE's publication of IEEE 1609.2-2016 Standard for Wireless Access in Vehicular Environments - Security Services for Applications and Management Messages and IEEE 1609.12-2016 Standard for Wireless Access in Vehicular Environments (WAVE) - Identifier Allocations. IEEE 1609.2 defines secure message formats, and the processing of those secure messages, within the DSRC/WAVE system. IEEE 1609.12 specifies allocations of WAVE identifiers defined in the IEEE 1609™ series of standards. The IEEE 1609.4 WAVE – Multi-Channel Operations standard is also published; this standard describes various standard message formats for DSRC applications at 5.9 GHz. The standards can be purchased from IEEE at http://www.techstreet.com/ieee.

Updated Standards Statuses
The following standards statuses changed in March 2016:

Document # Title Update

SAE J2735

Dedicated Short Range Communications (DSRC) Message Set Dictionary

Version 5 status: Published

SAE J2945/1

On-Board System Requirements for V2V Safety Communications

Version 1 status: Published

IEEE 1609.4-2016

IEEE 1609.4-2016 Standard for Wireless Access in Vehicular Environments (WAVE) - Multi-Channel Operation

Version 3 status: Published

IEEE 1609.2-2016

IEEE 1609.2-2016 Standard for Wireless Access in Vehicular Environments - Security Services for Applications and Management Messages

Version 3 status: Published

IEEE 1609.12-2016

IEEE 1609.12-2016 Standard for Wireless Access in Vehicular Environments (WAVE) - Identifier Allocations 

Version 2 status: Published


JANUARY 2016

Updated Standards Statuses
The following standards statuses changed in January 2016:

Document # Title Update

IEEE 1609.12-2012

Standard for Wireless Access in Vehicular Environments (WAVE) - Identifier Allocations

Version 2 status: changed to In Ballot

IEEE 1609.2-2013

Draft Standard for Wireless Access in Vehicular Environments - Security Services for Applications and Management Messages

Version 3 status: changed to In Ballot

IEEE 1609.3 - 2010

Standard for Wireless Access in Vehicular Environments (WAVE) - Networking Services

Version 3 status: changed to In Ballot

IEEE 1609.4-2010

Standard for Wireless Access in Vehicular Environments (WAVE) - Multi-Channel Operation

Version 3 status: changed to In Ballot

SAE J2735

Dedicated Short Range Communications (DSRC) Message Set Dictionary

Version 4 status: changed to Published


NOVEMBER 2015

New Training Modules Focused on Standards Used in Transit Deployments
The USDOT's ITS Professional Capacity Building Program (PCB) is pleased to provide an 11-module training series on standards used in ITS transit deployments to the transit community free of charge. These modules were developed with partners in the Institute of Transportation Engineers (ITE) and with support from the American Public Transit Association (APTA).


OCTOBER 2015

USDOT Announces the Release of the TPG v2.1 Software Tool
USDOT is pleased to provide the ITS Standards development and deployment communities with a new and updated tool. The Test Procedure Generator (TPG) provides users with two important capabilities for the National Transportation Communications for ITS Protocol (NTCIP) Center-to-Field (C2F) Device Interface Standards with Systems Engineering Content and follow NTCIP 8002 Annex B1 formatting. These capabilities include:   

  • Guiding the development of test procedures for selected requirements in NTCIP C2F standards.
  • Importing draft standards from NTCIP C2F standards developers into the TPG to see a report of any non-compliance to NTCIP 8002 Annex B1. The report provides any breakages between requirement and design detail.

Using the TPG tool will reduce developmental risks, effort, and the cost of developing standards and test procedures, which in turn will encourage the deployment of interoperable NTCIP C2F systems. Agencies can use the test procedures generated by the TPG to help determine an implementation’s conformance to the NTCIP C2F Device Interface Standards. If extensions to the standard have been added for the project, the test procedures generated by the TPG can be used to help determine compliance to a project specification.

TPG v2.1 updates include:

  • Compatibility with Windows 7 Pro
  • Compatibility with Microsoft Office 2010
  • Minor bug fixes

Learn more and download the TPG v2.1 Tool.


JUNE 2015
Summary report now available for CVRIA Public Stakeholder Workshop #4, held June 2015 in Boston. The ITS JPO held this workshop to review the standards plan to inform ITS standards-related efforts and investment decisions. The plan will support: the USDOT ITS connected vehicle research program, and broad deployment of connected vehicle technologies.