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Smart Columbus Program: Connected Vehicle Environment Webinar on System Design and Interface Control Document Review

The City of Columbus Smart Columbus Program Management Office (PMO) and Institute of Transportation Engineers will host a free webinar to share the latest systems engineering documents for the Smart Columbus Connected Vehicle Environment project. The webinar is scheduled for Tuesday, November 12th, from 1:30 to 3:00 pm ET and will focus on the System Design Document (SDD) and the Interface Control Document (ICD).

Webinar Background:
Through the USDOT's Smart City Challenge, in 2016, the Department selected Columbus, Ohio, to define what it means to be a "smart city" and serve as a model for other cities wishing to fully integrate innovative technologies--such as automated vehicles, connected vehicles, and applications--into the transportation network. The goal of the Smart Columbus program is to connect people by creating opportunity for city residents to better access jobs and services while improving the overall safety and efficiency of the city's transportation network. The Smart Columbus program is comprised of nine individual projects covering three themes--enabling technologies, emerging technologies, and enhanced human services.

The Connected Vehicle Environment (CVE) project will install nearly 100 roadside units at signalized intersections in the project area and onboard units on more than 1500 participating private, fleet, emergency, transit, and freight vehicles. The CVE is expected to enhance safety and mobility for vehicle operators and improve pedestrian safety in school zones. The CVE will also provide sources of high-quality data for traffic management, transit and safety purposes. The connected vehicle infrastructure deployment will occur along several major corridors. The deployment of in-vehicle devices will target populations that are located near or frequently use the infrastructure deployment corridors.

Webinar Description:
This webinar will focus on two recently developed Systems Engineering documents prepared for the CVE, the System Design Document (SDD) and the Interface Control Document (ICD). The SDD essentially serves as an assembly manual that documents how the separate components of the CVE, both existing and new, all fit together into a seamless environment. The ICD goes a step further than the SDD and details the interfaces, and messages and data elements that are exchanged between the various entities in the CVE, ensuring interoperability between different vendors and systems.

Both the SDD and ICD are online and available for review and public comment at here.

Comments can be emailed to Korina Depenhart at with the subject line CVE Comments. 

For more information on the Smart Columbus Program, please visit the City of Columbus's website at:


  • Mandy Bishop, P.E., S.I. | City of Columbus; Program Manager for City of Columbus
  • Ryan J Bollo, P.E. | City of Columbus; Project Manager for Connected Vehicle Environment
  • Thomas J. Timcho. PMP | WSP; CVE Technical Lead
  • Christopher Toth, PhD. | WSP; Systems Engineer
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