Creating a Smart Connected Corridor to Support Research into Connected and Automated Vehicles

As Connected and Automated Vehicle (CAV) technologies rapidly advance from concept to in-vehicle testing, real-world testbeds equipped with the appropriate technologies to support testing of these vehicles is a requirement. Testing must occur on multiple fronts, including communications and safety, to fully explore and vet the non-traditional methods these vehicles will use for communication as well as understanding the potential benefits of these approaches. While the testbed must be equipped with traditional intelligent transportation system (ITS) monitoring equipment, and the new infrastructure elements to support CAV applications, it should also be designed a flexible and extensible environment to support future needs. Within such a testbed, research questions concerning system design and safety application development issues can be addressed. This research project will first define the needs and requirements for a CAV testbed, plan, procure, and deploy the baseline equipment, and demonstrate testing capabilities for CAV safety applications.


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    • Status: Active
    • Funding: $340744
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    • 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:

      Safety through Disruption University Transportation Center (Safe-D)

      Virginia Tech Transportation Institute
      Blacksburg, VA  United States  24060
    • Project Managers:

      Harwood, Leslie

    • Performing Organizations:

      Texas A&M Transportation Institute, College Station

      Texas A&M University System
      3135 TAMU
      College Station, TX  United States  77843-3135
    • Principal Investigators:

      Brydia, Robert

    • Start Date: 20180901
    • Expected Completion Date: 20200831
    • Actual Completion Date: 0
    • USDOT Program: University Transportation Centers Program

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    Filing Info

    • Accession Number: 01687428
    • Record Type: Research project
    • Source Agency: Safety through Disruption University Transportation Center (Safe-D)
    • Contract Numbers: 69A3551747115
    • Files: UTC, RIP
    • Created Date: Nov 30 2018 12:30PM