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


  • 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.

date/time interval

  • 2018 - 2020