Connected Vehicle deployment underway in over half US transportation agencies, says new USDOT report

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The US Department of Transportation (USDOT) has just published a new report which investigates the results of its 2019 Connected Vehicle (CV) and Automated Vehicle (AV) Survey, which show that more than half of surveyed agencies (54%) are actively engaged with CVs.

Overall one-quarter of agencies surveyed reported they have deployed CVs and another 30% saying they plan to deploy CVs in the future. Among the agency types, freeway agencies currently lead in CV activities, with 65% deploying or planning to deploy, compared to around half of arterial and transit agencies.

For autonomous vehicles, among all the surveyed agencies, over one-third (39%) report AV testing or deployment occurring in their region or state. However, only 14% report active involvement in the testing; 10% support the AV testing; and 4% lead the AV testing. The remaining 25% of agencies are not involved in the AV testing.

The report summarizes findings from the 2019 CV/AV Survey, administered to freeway, arterial, and transit agencies from 78 large metropolitan areas and 30 medium-size cities. The survey was conducted to provide baseline data on the current state of CV and AV deployment.

The survey was designed to address the following key questions: What are agencies’ levels of readiness with respect to CV and AV? What are the key challenges and barriers to CV and AV deployment? What assistance/resources are needed to overcome challenges and barriers?

The findings provide the intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS) Joint Program Office with a baseline understanding of CV and AV deployment and will be used to respond strategically to ITS deployment gaps and execute technical transfer activities that help states and local agencies plan and execute ITS deployments.

The Intelligent Transportation Systems Deployment: Findings from the 2019 Connected Vehicle (CV) and Automated Vehicle (AV) Survey is now published and available in the National Transportation Library.

 

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