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U.S. DOT FY 2022 Phase I Pre-Solicitation Q&A


* * * 2/2/22 Update: The Pre-solicitation is now closed. Topic questions are no longer being accepted. * * *


This U.S. DOT Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Pre-solicitation Q&A Forum provides small businesses an opportunity to submit clarifying questions on the topics published in the U.S. DOT Fiscal Year (FY) 2022 Phase I Pre-Solicitation. Questions will be answered by the Technical Experts/Topic Authors at the U.S. DOT Operating Administrations during this period. Questions shall be limited to improving the understanding of a particular topic's requirements and should not share proposal ideas nor proprietary information.
 
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  1. Camera Assumptions

    What can the offerors assume regarding the functionality, type(s) and specification(s) of the deployed cameras? (e.g., minimum and maximum framerate, resolution, and field of view).

    1 vote

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  2. Is the existing camera system and video feed allowed to be used as part of the solution

    Will the existing camera system and video feed be allowed to be used as part of the solution?

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  3. Is there an explicit desire for people to share their tokens?

    Is there an explicit desire for people to share their tokens? Should there be a way to buy the tokens or must they be earned by solely using public transport options?

    1 vote

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  4. Is the solution restricted to soley a private blockchain?

    Given the desire to support the “secure decentralized management of tokens”, are submissions restricted to using private blockchains? Would a solution using a public blockchain be considered for this challenge?

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  5. Is this initiative a way to reduce carbon emissions?

    Is this initiative a way to reduce carbon emissions as much as possible in addition to parking management?

    1 vote

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  6. More than one project per topic?

    Is it possible for more than one project to be funded on the same topic?

    2 votes

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  7. 3 votes

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  8. Is commuter identity verification in scope?

    Is commuter identity verification during user onboarding meant to be part of the system or integrated from an existing system?

    2 votes

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  9. Formal collaboration with candidate testing sites?

    Are we expected to conduct a formal collaboration with candidate testing sites prior to the publication of the Phase 1 report?

    2 votes

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  10. Should we expect the system to be subsidized?

    Should we expect the system to be subsidized for the purpose of incentivisation, or should it remain closed to external funding and self-sustaining? Are both approaches up for consideration?

    3 votes

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  11. Target Components

    Which infrastructure components exactly are to be monitored? Can you please provide more detailed information.

    1 vote

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  12. Installation requirements

    Are there any specifications as to whether the system should be stationary or mobile?

    1 vote

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  13. Requirements for the measurement frequency

    Are there specifications as to whether the system should measure continuously or are measurements also permissible at intervals (every minute, every hour, every x hours, every x days)?

    1 vote

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  14. Proposal requirements for blockchain application.

    Hello, What kind of information would you like to see in the proposal?

    Do we need to design and architect how the application should work?

    Do we need to Include wireframes, etc.?

    Can you please provide us with a sample of how the proposal should look?

    Thank you

    2 votes

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  15. Public and Private Partnerships

    The solicitation specifically instructs solutions to use public transportation. Can we also seek solutions using private transportation providers, such as food delivery services?

    3 votes

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  16. Bringing Food to Consumers

    The topic description seems to lean toward getting consumer to food sources. Is there also interest in providing solutions that bring food to the consumers?

    2 votes

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  17. What data can the DOT provide for this topic?

    My organization currently provides actionable emissions metrics for roadways, however our methodology requires the emission rates of the vehicles. As such, will the current emission rates of the buses at different inclinations and temperatures be provided by the DOT?

    1 vote

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  18. How many topics can we apply for?

    Can companies apply for multiple research topics? For example, could my organization apply for both Topic 22-FH2 and Topic 22-FT1?

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  20. 1 vote

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