Expand Applications for Texas Connected Freight Corridor

The Texas Connected Freight Corridors (TCFC) system is a connected and automated vehicle (CAV) environment that seeks to improve safety and mobility for the Texas Triangle – consisting of the Austin, Dallas/Fort Worth, Houston, San Antonio, and Laredo metropolitan regions. The TCFC project is a baseline effort to develop and deliver six initial applications for use by vehicle fleets. The deployed applications include advanced travel information systems (ATIS), queue warning, work zone warning, wrong-way driving, road weather warning, and freight signal priority. The research team will expand the initial TCFC system by considering additional CAV applications for inclusion and consideration. The research team will review existing CAV efforts and pursuits, survey key stakeholders, assess the effectiveness and financial feasibility, and outline the next steps for procurement and implementation. The project goal is to develop an implementation framework that expands the TCFC system through additional applications and extended geographic reach. The effort will help to incentivize participation, as having more vehicles improves the overall effectiveness of the CAV environment in Texas.

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  • English

Project

  • Status: Active
  • Funding: $100,000
  • Contract Numbers:

    0-7125

  • Sponsor Organizations:

    Texas Department of Transportation

    125 E. 11th Street
    Austin, TX  United States  78701-2483
  • Managing Organizations:

    Texas Department of Transportation

    125 E. 11th Street
    Austin, TX  United States  78701-2483
  • Project Managers:

    Schwerdt, Tom

  • Performing Organizations:

    Texas A&M Transportation Institute

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

    Wood, Nick

  • Start Date: 20210901
  • Expected Completion Date: 20221031
  • Actual Completion Date: 0

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01782713
  • Record Type: Research project
  • Source Agency: Texas Department of Transportation
  • Contract Numbers: 0-7125
  • Files: RIP, STATEDOT
  • Created Date: Sep 23 2021 11:43AM