Impacts of Connected Vehicles and Automated Vehicles on State and Local Transportation Agencies--Task-Order Support. Task 12. Business Models to Facilitate Deployment of CV Infrastructure to Support AV Operations

With development of autonomous or fully automated vehicles (AV) progressing rapidly, some observers are concerned that many of the road-safety, congestion-relief, energy-savings, pollution-reduction, and other public benefits that AV technology is predicted to deliver will depend on road infrastructure’s ability to exchange information with vehicles. Consideration of this exchange between vehicles and infrastructure (I2V or V2I) is a part of a broader interest in connected vehicle (CV) technology that often is conflated with AV technology in public policy discussions. Some observers assert that CV technology—both I2V and V2I—is an essential adjunct to successful AV development, and that possibly substantial infrastructure investments will be required for CV deployment. State transportation and their counterparts at local, metropolitan, and multi-state levels of government may be called on the make such investments. While AV technology is being developed and deployed largely in the private sector, these public-sector agencies play a role in deployment of CV infrastructure, and infrastructure deployment necessarily proceeds at a measured pace. How vehicle purchasers, road users, and the broader audience of taxpayers and other stakeholders perceive and respond to AV and CV technology will undoubtedly influence the path and speed of development and deployment. The objective of this research was to provide information and guidance for decision-makers at transportation agencies on the issues likely to influence investment in connected-vehicle (CV) infrastructure, the potential public and private benefits and costs of such infrastructure investment and the potential impact of such investment on automated-vehicle (AV) deployment, and business cases to be made for agency involvement in the investment.


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  • Status: Completed
  • Funding: $400000
  • Contract Numbers:

    Project 20-102, Task 12

  • Sponsor Organizations:

    National Cooperative Highway Research Program

    Transportation Research Board
    500 Fifth Street, NW
    Washington, DC  United States  20001

    American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO)

    444 North Capitol Street, NW
    Washington, DC  United States  20001

    Federal Highway Administration

    1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
    Washington, DC  United States  20590
  • Project Managers:

    Lemer, Andrew

  • Performing Organizations:


    One Penn Plaza
    250 W 34th Street
    New York, New York  United States  10119
  • Principal Investigators:

    Porcari, John

  • Start Date: 20170711
  • Expected Completion Date: 20200715
  • Actual Completion Date: 20200715
  • Source Data: RiP Project 41006

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01607611
  • Record Type: Research project
  • Source Agency: Transportation Research Board
  • Contract Numbers: Project 20-102, Task 12
  • Files: TRB, RIP
  • Created Date: Aug 12 2016 8:47AM