Public Perception of the Collection and Use of Connected Vehicle Data

With the continued development and increasing prevalence of connected vehicles (CV), there is a growing need to understand the public perception of this technology in Utah and across the US. In particular, CVs represent a potential source of immensely valuable data for traffic operations and planning. The successful collection and use of these data are directly related to public opinion and acceptance. The purpose of this proposed project is to evaluate the current public perception of the collection and potential uses of connected vehicle data by transportation agencies (federal, state, and local). The project will include an extensive literature review and informal discussions with transportation agencies to inform the development of a survey. This survey will be distributed to the public both electronically and in-person. The survey results will be used to develop recommendations for data management policies and public engagement. This project is expected to, primarily, provide an assessment of the current public perception of the collection and use of connected vehicle data. In particular, it is expected that the findings of the survey will include trends among different socio-economic groups, most common concerns, and acceptance of potential uses of the data.


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  • Status: Completed
  • Funding: $99916
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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:

    Mountain-Plains Consortium

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

    Tolliver, Denver

  • Performing Organizations:

    Civil & Environmental Engineering Department

    Utah State University
    Logan, UT  United States 
  • Principal Investigators:

    Mekker, Michelle

  • Start Date: 20200219
  • Expected Completion Date: 20220731
  • Actual Completion Date: 20211014
  • USDOT Program: University Transportation Centers Program
  • Source Data: MPC-621

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01732722
  • Record Type: Research project
  • Source Agency: Mountain-Plains Consortium
  • Contract Numbers: 69A3551747108
  • Files: UTC, RIP
  • Created Date: Mar 4 2020 10:50AM