Florida Department of Transportation ranks safety as a top priority for the state, and it is listed as one of FDOT’s Vital Few focus areas. Despite the vision of having fatality-free roadways, crashes are still a reality today. The Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles noted an increase of total annual traffic crashes … Continue reading Smart Safety: Using Apps and Eye-Tracking Technology to Evaluate School Zone Beacon and Bicycle Detection
The future of transportation is … complicated. Connected and automated vehicles, collectively termed CAVs, are making up an increasing share of the vehicles on the road. Fully-autonomous vehicles have already hit the streets in Gainesville. Domino’s Pizza promises a self-driving delivery fleet in the Houston area by the end of 2019. That said, a Jetsons-esque … Continue reading What Do Connected Traffic Signals Do With Unconnected Vehicles?
Central Florida is now home to a one-of-a-kind testing ground for deploying connected and automated vehicle (CAV) technologies. I-STREET (Implementing Solutions from Transportation Research and Evaluation of Emerging Technologies) is a smart, multimodal roadway network weaving through parts of the University of Florida (UF) campus, the City of Gainesville (CoG), and Interstate 75 that is … Continue reading Real-World Transportation Testbed Opens in Gainesville