CCAT Ann Arbor Connected Environment (AACE) Operations and Maintenance

This funding is to augment maintenance and operations of the Ann Arbor Connected Environment. The Ann Arbor Connected Environment is one of the largest operational, real-world deployment of DSRC connected vehicles and infrastructure in the world. In 2017, it was expanded to encompass the entire City of Ann Arbor – 29 square miles. It has 70 infrastructure sites to include three curve speed warning sites, four pedestrian crosswalks, five freeway sites, one roundabout, two test sites, and fifty-five intersections that are instrumented. More than 2,200 cars, commercial trucks, and transit vehicles were equipped with global positioning systems and dedicated short-range communications. All devices pass industry certification testing and use production security. Additionally, the environment complies with all regulatory requirements such as FCC licensing. This project contributes to the continued operations and maintenance of the Ann Arbor Connected Environment, which is currently funded by Mcity. The Ann Arbor Connected Environment is used by many CCAT researchers and industry stakeholders. It enables research in all CCAT research thrusts for connected and automated transportation including Enabling Technology; Planning and Policy; Human Factors; Infrastructure Design and Management; Control and Operations; and Modeling and Implementation.


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  • Status: Completed
  • Funding: $172,000
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  • Sponsor Organizations:


    Washington DC,   United States 
  • Managing Organizations:

    Center for Connected and Automated Transportation

    University of Michigan Transportation Research Institute
    Ann Arbor, MI  United States  48109
  • Project Managers:

    Tucker-Thomas, Dawn

    Bezzina, Debra

  • Performing Organizations:

    University of Michigan Transportation Research Institute

    2901 Baxter Road
    Ann Arbor, Michigan  United States  48109
  • Principal Investigators:

    Liu, Henry

  • Start Date: 20211101
  • Expected Completion Date: 20230630
  • Actual Completion Date: 20230731
  • USDOT Program: University Transportation Centers Program

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01834528
  • Record Type: Research project
  • Source Agency: Center for Connected and Automated Transportation
  • Contract Numbers: 69A3551747105
  • Files: UTC, RIP
  • Created Date: Jan 26 2022 1:10PM