Connected vehicles are coming. The transportation industry is already working on standards and prototypes. And part of developing those is testing both to ensure the future of transportation is as safe, efficient and reliable as possible.
A portion of I-35 could soon become a national test bed for connected vehicle research, thanks in part to a four-year project that the Texas A&M Transportation Institute (TTI) is undertaking on behalf of the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT).
Funded by a U.S. Department of Transportation (U.S. DOT) grant, the $2 million project — called I-35 Connected Work Zone — will initially focus on improving freight movement along the construction corridor by providing long-haul trucks a steady stream of traveler information through on-board devices capable of receiving work zone infrastructure data. That information includes lane-closure locations, delay lengths and projected delays up to a week in advance. (Read More)