Autonomous Vehicle Feasibility Study (NDOT ###-##-803)

Nearly fifty cities around the globe have been piloting autonomous vehicles; furthermore, the U.S. Department of Transportation has designated its own pilot sites for the study and research of autonomous vehicles. To date, these pilots have focused primarily on demonstrating the feasibility of various self-driving features; however, most of these pilots have been conducted under the supervision of a professional driver. The objective of this study is to determine the potential ridership and design standard requirements of a dedicated autonomous vehicle facility in the state of Nevada. The facility, which could potentially be the first of its kind in North America, would focus primarily on the reduction of construction costs by inhibiting heavy duty truck or bus usage, yet would incorporate both autonomous vehicle and commercial vehicle roadside technology. The study also seeks to assess lane and bridge options and configurations, technological infrastructure, and potential costs and benefits for the development of the facility. In addition, the study will examine and begin to initiate the development of a Public Private Partnership, in order to determine the best manner of funding for construction of the facility.


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    • Status: Programmed
    • Funding: $375453
    • Sponsor Organizations:

      Federal Highway Administration

      1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
      Washington, DC  United States  20590
    • Managing Organizations:

      Nevada Department of Transportation

      1263 South Stewart Street
      Carson City, NV  United States  89712
    • Performing Organizations:

      Cambridge Systematics

      2715 Southview Avenue
      Arroyo Grande, California  United States  93420
    • Principal Investigators:

      Jensen, Mark

    • Start Date: 20180507
    • Expected Completion Date: 0
    • Actual Completion Date: 0

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    Filing Info

    • Accession Number: 01668531
    • Record Type: Research project
    • Source Agency: Nevada Department of Transportation
    • Files: RiP, STATEDOT
    • Created Date: May 7 2018 1:38PM