Research Partner Projects
The District Department of Transportation (DDOT) recently sponsored a project that created a platform for the development and evaluation of CV applications aimed at enhancing safety and mobility, reducing environmental impacts, and improving operations within DDOT’s operational region. This platform was based on the VCC and targeted local transportation challenges, including weather monitoring and pothole detection. DDOT service vehicles were installed with OBUs to support V2X communications with the VCC and relevant information is displayed on VCC Monitor for use by traffic operators.
The Crash Avoidance Metrics Partnership LLC (CAMP) Vehicle-to-Infrastructure (V2I) Consortium includes Ford, General Motors, Hyundai-Kia, Mazda, Nissan, Subaru, Volkswagen/Audi, and Volvo Truck. This consortium of automotive manufacturers focuses on improving transportation safety by leveraging V2I technologies.
SmarterRoads makes VDOT’s transportation data available to approved users online. This cloud-based portal will provide raw data pertaining to road conditions, incidents, work zones, multi-modal transportation and road signs to the connected and automated vehicle industry, third-party enterprise and the public. For more information about the SmarterRoads Data Portal please visit http://smarterroads.org.
Iteris established a contract with VDOT to exclusively operate and maintain the SmarterRoads data portal system. Iteris serves as the SmarterRoads Manager and pushes data collected by the VCC to the SmarterRoads website.
Fourth Dimension Traffic
Awarded in 2016 by the USDOT, the Safe-D UTC endeavors to maximize the potential safety benefits of disruptive technologies (including connected and automated vehicles) through targeted research that addresses the most pressing transportation safety questions while leveraging existing and upcoming world-class research facilities, such as the VCC.
Transurban and VTTI have recently worked together to develop and deliver several high-profile demonstrations of connected vehicle (CV) and automated vehicle (AV) technologies on the Interstate 95/Interstate 395 toll lanes and at the Virginia Smart Roads. Most recently, VTTI was contracted by Transurban to assess how best to deploy and test an automated Truck Mounted Attenuator (TMA) vehicle.