NEMA to Develop Standards for Vehicle-to-Infrastructure Communications

V2I Standards designed to accelerate deployment of traffic control
devices that communicate with vehicles

ROSSLYN, Va.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–lt;a href=”” target=”_blank”gt;#CV2Xlt;/agt;–The
National Electrical Manufacturers Association
(NEMA) today announced
the formation of the Connected Vehicle Infrastructure Technical (CVIT)
Committee to develop a harmonized technical specification for roadside
connected vehicle (CV) devices.

The Standards, to be completed by the end of 2019, are for traffic
signals, school zone beacons, pedestrian crossings, and other electronic
devices that control the movement of vehicles and pedestrians on the
nation’s roadways. The ability to transmit safety messages, alerts and
warnings from the infrastructure to vehicles and vice versa, is a
critical function of CV technology.

“This working group will create the Standards that will give state and
local agencies that operate and maintain roadways the confidence to
deploy connected vehicle infrastructure to cover the nation and advance
this critical safety feature,” said Bryan Mulligan, NEMA Transportation
Management Systems and Associated Control Devices Section Chairman and
President of Applied Information, Inc. “To be successful, the connected
vehicle infrastructure must be interoperable, future proof, reliable,
and maintainable by local agencies.”

“A key component of the connected vehicle ecosystem is the ability for
vehicles and the infrastructure to communicate with each other
regardless of the type of device or underlying technology,” said Steve
Griffith, NEMA Transportation Industry Director. “This Standard will
provide a mechanism to ensure this critical function is carried out
across the industry.”

The need for Standards and formation of the CVIT Committee is the result
of an industry workshop on connected vehicle infrastructure hosted by
NEMA. The workshop was attended by thought leaders from the
semiconductor industry, intelligent transportation technology providers,
traffic technology manufacturers, and infrastructure contractors and

The workshop demonstrated a need for developing a harmonized technical
specification for roadside CV devices that include practical agency
customer needs including maintainability, connectivity, communications
interoperability, over-the-air software updates, and the ability to
address future advances in communications technology.

The National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA) represents
nearly 325 electrical equipment and medical imaging manufacturers that
make safe, reliable, and efficient products and systems. Our combined
industries account for 360,000 American jobs in more than 7,000
facilities covering every state. These industries produce $106 billion
in shipments and $36 billion in exports of electrical equipment and
medical imaging technologies per year.


Tracy Cullen
[email protected]

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