Job Description :
Connected Vehicle Systems Integrator Architect Consultant for Colorado DOT
Location: Colorado
Duration: 12 Months

Scope of Work for Connected Vehicle Systems Lead Technical Integrator Software Developer and Architect Consultant
Since 2016, the Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) has had a connected vehicle (CV) program, focused on deploying infrastructure to the roadside and within the CDOT fleet that can enable the sending of messages between vehicles and CDOT infrastructure for roadway decision making by operators. To date, CDOT has 133 deployed roadside devices, primarily on the I-70 Mountain Corridor, along with some of their equipped fleet. CDOT’s deployed units are unique in that they feature the only deployed dual-band radios in the country, capable of transmitting in both the dedicated short range communication (DSRC) and cellular vehicle to everything (CV2X) protocols.
In 2019, CDOT revised their CV Program Roadmap to feature the software development of an open-source platform developed by the United States Department of Transportation (USDOT), and leveraged by several CV pilots across the country. The development of this software will support the deployed CV infrastructure in Colorado today, and those units deployed in the future. This software, referred here as the CV environment, will live inside CDOT’s broader Intelligent Transportation System (ITS) architecture.
CDOT is seeking consultant support for the development of a CV environment, including consultant expertise and guidance during the planning, design, and system deployment stages. CDOT seeks CV expertise on the following subjects in CV:
Connected vehicle systems and architecture needs and requirements
Connected vehicle security system needs and requirements
Demonstrated expertise with information technology integration, security services, and application development
Demonstrated experience with the USDOT’s Operational Data Environment (ODE) and other USDOT connected vehicle open source applications
Demonstration expertise and experience with building complex connected vehicle systems in a department of transportation setting, including integration of the CV architecture into a broader DOT ITS architecture
Understanding of how ITS architecture and other roadway devices can be integrated with CV devices
Advise on software development needs to CDOT developers on the ODE (USDOT’s CV platform to be brought to Colorado)
Review on general needs for development
Contracting Type
Consultant hourly support estimate
CDOT anticipates one year of support, with the option to renew should the CV program warrant continued need
Schedule and Work Tasks
CDOT will deploy a task-based approach with the consultant, supporting the various needs of the connected vehicle program.
(Task 1) Project Management
Deliverable 1: Kick-off Meeting - Initial discovery of the CDOT Connected Vehicle Ecosystem, environment, current and future state desires. Discuss and develop final plan and schedule of work tasks.
Deliverable 2: Monthly Progress and Financial Reports
Submit timely monthly reports on the 15th of the month detailing monthly work progress and financial invoice reports.
(Task 2) Operational Data Environment Build Enhancements and System Architecture Updates
Deliverable 3: Analysis and documentation of the CDOT Connected Vehicle System architecture current state, future needs and missing requirements. Documentation to include updates required to the architecture.
Deliverable 4: System architecture software updates required to translate data in the Operational Data Environment over UDP and forward the data to CDOT’s data lake. Identify development needs for connection of a research data exchange and USDOT Situation data warehouse
Deliverable 5: Software development necessary to enable CV basic safety message (BSMs) data receival over user datagram protocol in the ODE and ability to deposit messages from the ODE to various endpoints. Documentation of all code enhanced in the ODE to enable receiving BSMs over UDP and submission of documentation to Github
Deliverable 6: Validation test of ability to send and receive BSMs in the ODE over UDP.
(Task 3) Connected Vehicle Data Application
Deliverable 7: CV Data Application Development. Lead development of the cloud assets that will serve as CDOT’s CV data interface. This deliverable will likely include support from other vendors. Documentation is expected during the development effort.
(Task 4) CV Software Development and Technical Support
Deliverable 8: CV software development support for CDOT prioritized use cases.
Deliverable 9: Connected vehicle technical support on items related to systems engineering needs and security.

Client : State of Colorado