Connected and Automated Vehicle (CAV) strategies enables connectivity between various modes of transportation such as cars, trucks, buses, emergency vehicles and others to “communicate” with each other through in-vehicle or aftermarket devices to share important safety and travel information. CAV strategies also use wireless communication to “communicate” with traffic signals, pedestrian crosswalks, work zones, and other infrastructure systems. This continuous flow of information between and among vehicles and our transportation infrastructure can detect potential unsafe situations to prevent crashes, reduce traffic congestion and promote safer roadways.
The goal of CAV strategies and projects is to use emerging technologies to create safer, more efficient corridors that are future-ready to meet regional transportation demand.
FDOT District Six applied for a grant to deploy and evaluate connected and automated vehicle (CAV) technologies in Monroe County. The project will be located along US-1, from Key West to the Monroe County/Miami-Dade County line (mile-marker (MM) 0.0 to MM 112.5). For more information about the grant process, please click on the button below.
CAV strategies enable vehicles, bicyclists, pedestrians and smart roadway infrastructure to communicate with one another and share important traffic information. The technology can sense the traffic conditions and alert an individual and/or system of a potentially unsafe situation and has the potential to avoid crashes or reduce their severity.
Connected Vehicle technology can reduce congestion. Commuters, tourists, freight and transit operators will have more reliable traveler information before and during their trip. FDOT and its transportation partners will be able to use the data to make real-time traffic management decisions such as traffic signal changes and freight signal priority to optimize roadway performance and keep traffic flowing smoothly.
Real-time roadway information can help users make better decisions as they travel throughout the region. Real-time, in-vehicle alerts about roadway construction, traffic incidents and congestion provides drivers with the opportunity to choose alternate routes or modes of travel.