The Impact of Connected and Autonomous Vehicle Technologies on North Dakota's Highway Infrastructure

As the transportation landscape evolves, the integration of Connected and Autonomous Vehicle (CAV) technologies into highway infrastructure becomes increasingly critical. This proposal outlines research needs, objectives, methods, and expected outcomes regarding CAV implementation, particularly in rural areas like North Dakota. It emphasizes understanding the impact of CAVs on infrastructure, operations, safety, maintenance, and environment. Challenges, both technical and non-technical, are identified, underscoring the importance of proactive preparation. The research objectives include synthesizing regulatory frameworks, assessing infrastructure needs, and evaluating CAV impacts through microsimulation modeling and safety assessments. Expected outcomes encompass valuable insights for policy development, infrastructure enhancement, and public acceptance strategies. Aligning with US Department of Transportation goals, this research aims to enhance safety, sustainability, and transportation efficiency. The proposed work plan spans literature review, regulatory analysis, infrastructure assessment, microsimulation modeling, safety evaluation, expert review, and recommendation documentation. Through comprehensive analysis and stakeholder engagement, this research aims to provide actionable recommendations for navigating the CAV integration landscape, ensuring safe and efficient deployment within North Dakota's highway system.


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  • Status: Active
  • Funding: $152486
  • Contract Numbers:


  • Sponsor Organizations:

    Office of the Assistant Secretary for Research and Technology

    University Transportation Centers Program
    Department of Transportation
    Washington, DC  United States  20590
  • Managing Organizations:

    Center for Transformative Infrastructure Preservation and Sustainability

    North Dakota State University
    Fargo, ND  United States  58108
  • Project Managers:

    Tolliver, Denver

  • Performing Organizations:

    University of North Dakota, Grand Forks

    Department of Civil Engineering
    Grand Forks, ND  United States  58202-8115
  • Principal Investigators:

    Gaweesh, Sherif M

  • Start Date: 20240607
  • Expected Completion Date: 20260606
  • Actual Completion Date: 0
  • USDOT Program: University Transportation Centers Program
  • Source Data: CTIPS-012

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01921255
  • Record Type: Research project
  • Source Agency: Center for Transformative Infrastructure Preservation and Sustainability
  • Contract Numbers: 69A3552348308
  • Files: UTC, RIP
  • Created Date: Jun 11 2024 12:22PM