Environment for Testing and Assessing Infrastructure Support of Connected Vehicle and Cooperative Highway Automation Applications

The goal of this project is to identify the impacts of cooperative driving automation (CDA) on system performance and achieving the Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) Transportation Systems Management & Operations (TSM&O) strategic plan goals and to identify the needed actions and capabilities of the FDOT to enhance CDA impacts. The specific objectives are: (1) Develop a concept of operation and an action plan for the incorporation of CDA features as part of the FDOT TSM&O processes and for the support of the traffic management centers and roadsides of CDA. (2) Develop methods for testing and evaluating infrastructure support of CDA in a microscopic simulation and controlled real-world test environment. (3) Identification of the needs for work force development and for supporting the training of FDOT staff on the TSM&O activities associated with CDA.