Connected Vehicles

The Florida Connected Vehicle Initiative

Connected vehicles (CV) use vehicle-to-vehicle, vehicle-to-infrastructure, and infrastructure-to-vehicle communication to exchange information between vehicles, drivers, the roadside, bicyclists and pedestrians. The Florida connected vehicle project map is below.

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1.  Central Florida Autonomous Vehicle (AV) Proving Ground

1.  Downtown Tampa Autonomous Transit

   1.  AV Shuttles at Lake  Nona 

2.  Connected Freight Priority System Deployment

2.  Florida's Turnpike Enterprise (FTE) SunTrax

   2.  Gainesville AV Shuttle 

3.  US 1 Keys COAST

3. Gainesville Bike and Pedestrian Safety

   3.  Gainesville Signal Phase and Timing (SPaT) Trapezium

4.  US 98 Smart Bay

4.  I-4 Florida's Regional Advanced Mobility Elements (FRAME)

   4.  Osceola County Connected Vehicle Signals


5.  I-75 Florida's Regional Advanced Mobility Elements (FRAME) Gainesville

   5.  Tampa Hillsborough Expressway Authority (THEA) Connected Vehicle Pilot 


6.  I-75 Florida's Regional Advanced Mobility Elements (FRAME) Ocala

   6.  US 90 Signal Phase and Timing (SPaT) Tallahassee 

7.  Implementing Solutions from Transportation Research and Evaluation of Emerging Technologies (I-STREET)

                7.  Voyage at the Villages 

8.  Lake Mary Boulevard CV Project

8.  CFL Testing of CV Technologies

9.  Orlando Smart Community 2017 ATCMTD


10.  Pinellas County Signal Phase and Timing (SPaT)


11.  SR 434 Connected Vehicle Deployment 


12.  US 41 Florida's Regional Advanced Mobility Elements (FRAME)


As technology continues to rapidly evolve, travelers have grown accustomed to and now expect real-time information that will allow them to make informed decisions.

Autonomous vehicles (AV) are vehicles equipped with advanced sensors (radar, LIDAR, cameras, etc.) and computing abilities to perceive surroundings and activate steering, braking, and acceleration actions without operator input. Through the use of AV and CV applications, safety and mobility for all modes of travel will improve.

The connected vehicle initiative uses leading edge technologies to quickly identify roadway hazards and alert drivers. Among others, these technologies include:

  • Wireless Communications
  • Signal Phase and Timing (SPaT)
  • Roadside Units


  • On-Board Units
  • Freight Signal Priority

  • Transit Signal Priority
  • Emergency Vehicle Preemption
  • Vehicle Sensors
  • Global Positioning System Navigation


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