OSADP Adds More Intelligent Transportation System (ITS) Applications for Download!



The Open Source Application Development Portal (OSADP) is a web-based portal which provides access to and supports the collaboration, development and use of open source transportation-related applications. Together, the U.S. Department of Transportation (USDOT) and OSADP facilitate the advancement of research, development, planning, testing, and deployment of connected vehicle and traveler-related applications and ITS. The OSADP features source code, software, applications, and resources (e.g., documentation, licenses, data) to support the use of or further development of these ITS-related applications. The following are the new applications now available for download:

  • Pikalert Vehicle Data Translator (VDT) turns weather observations into road segment characterizations of weather and road conditions (i.e., “nowcasts” and forecasts). Data obsevations include vehicle-based measurements (i.e., vehicle actions, road conditions, and the surrounding environment) along with more traditional weather data sources. The VDT matches vehicle and weather data to the road segment based on position (latitude and longitude from global positioning system, GPS, data).
  • Connected, Longitudinally Automated Lane Change Software provides control for connected vehicles performing a lane merge maneuver using Dedicated Short Range Communication (DSRC) Vehicle-to-Vehicle (V2V) communications. It supports lane change maneuvers in which vehicles use automated speed control, vehicle-to-vehicle (V2V) communications, and vehicle-based radar systems to facilitate a merge into a platoon of vehicles using Cooperative Adaptive Cruise Control (CACC).
  • SmarTRaC is an Android smartphone application which compiles a summary of daily trips and modes used by the traveler. This application addresses the limitations of both the passive sensing and traditional travel survey tools. It allows the data to be used by other applications that provide users more information or services.
  • CloudThink Motion and Context Logger The application uses mobile phone motion-related sensors to collect and report global positioning system (GPS) and acceleration values. The mobile phone motion-related sensors include the accelerometer, gyroscope, compass and GPS which allows CloudThink's logger to capture context data provided by the iPhone 5S's M7 motion coprocessor. The application transfers this data from the mobile device to a comma-separated text file for data analytics and motion studies.

Public agencies, service providers, researchers, application developers, and others are and others are invited to visit the OSADP at http://itsforge.net to explore how they may use these available applications and resources. For more information about the OSADP, please contact Jon Obenberger at jon.obenberger@dot.gov.

Source Organization Location

Washington, DC

Role in Organization

  • Associate Engineer
  • CEO / GM / Commissioner
  • Director / Program Manager
  • Emergency Manager
  • Engineer
  • Maintenance Staff
  • Manager / First Line Supervisor
  • Media / PIO
  • Operator
  • Principal Engineer
  • Public
  • Public Safety Officer
  • Researcher/Academic
  • Senior Engineer
  • Senior Manager
  • Technician
  • Transit Professional
  • Transportation Planner

Publishing Organization

  • Other Research Organizations
Issue Date
April 11th, 2016
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