VII California

The VII initiative is intended to lead to nationwide deployment of cooperating vehicle and infrastructure devices, producing an integrated transportation data network of unprecedented scope and complexity. The fully deployed system would include onboard equipment (OBE) installed on new vehicle manufactured after a specified date and roadside equipment (RSE) installed at all signalized intersections in major urban areas, at primary intersections in other areas, at all highway interchanges and along major intercity and many rural highways (representing about 240,000 RSE locations nationwide). This network would make it possible to collect transportation operations data of great breadth and depth, to implement sophisticated traffic safety systems, and to manage traffic flows with previously unthinkable precision.  Final report.