Florida's Connected and Automated Vehicle (CAV) Initiative

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Florida's Connected and Automated Vehicle (CAV) 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.

CAV Vehicle Project Map Statewide

Projects / Initiatives


Design / Implementation 



1. CV Bike Safety Pilot Deployments

1.  I-4 FRAME (2019 ATCMTD)

1.  Security Credential Management System (SCMS)

1.  Near Miss Identification Safety System (N-MISS)

2. State Road 423 freight Signal Priority

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

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

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

3. Downtown Interchange Smart Work Zone

3.  US 98 Smart Bay

3.  Gainesville Signal Phase and Timing (SPaT) Trapezium

3.  Gainesville AV Shuttle

4.  Pinellas County Smart Community 2020 ATCMTD

4.  SR-710/Beeline Hwy FR Martin/PB CO Line to Old Dixie Hwy - CAV Freight

4.  Gainesville AV Shuttle

4.  Osceola County Connected Vehicle Signals

5.  SR-869/SW 10th Street Connector TSM&O Smart Work Zone Project

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

5.  AV Shuttles at Lake Nona

5. CAV Projects (ATMA)

6.  SMART St. Augustine

6.  Florida's Turnpike Mainline and Beachline CV Deployment

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

6. CAV Tele-Operated Vehicle Phase 1 Research
7.  Intersection Collision Avoidance Safety Program

7.  Lake Mary Boulevard CV Project

7.  Osceola County Connected Vehicle Signals

8. SR 60 West Coast Smart Signal Corridor Project
 8.  I-10 Smart Road Ranger

8.  Pinellas County Signal Phase and Timing (SPaT)

9. Connected Vehicle Priority and Preemption Program (CVPP)

 9. V2X Data Platform

9.  Incident Response Vehicle Pilot Project (Smart Work Zones) 
10. Bee Ridge Corridor Smart Signals10.  US 1 Keys COAST
 10.  I-75 Florida's  Regional Advanced     Mobility Elements (FRAME) Gainesville  
11. City of Sarasota CAV Project

11.  Railroad Advanced Notification System

11.  SR 434 Connected Vehicle     Deployment 

12. SMART US 19

12. I-4 Active Work Zone

12. Downtown Tampa Autonomous Transit 
 13.  LeeTran Traffic Signal Priority

13.  HART AV

 14. Collier Countywide Connected Traveler Information System (CTIS)

14.  AV Shuttle at PSTA


15. Train Vehicle Crash Avoidance Pilot Project15.  I-75 Florida's Regional Advanced Mobility Elements (FRAME) Ocala 
 16. Wildlife Protection16.  ATTAIN Central Florida 
 17. AWZM - District 217.  SWZ Application for Seminole Expressway Resurfacing (MP44.5-MP 49.9) 
 18. AWZM - District 3

18.  I-4 Beyond the Ultimate South Smart Work Zone

 19. AWZM - District 619.  Gainesville Bike and Pedestrian Safety 
 20. CV Smart Signal - Lake County  
 21. SR 436 PedSafe Project - City of Altamonte
 22. SR-40 ITS Safety Deployment  
 23. Pasco County SMART US-19  
 24. Hillsborough County Connected Vehicle
Priority and Preemption System
 25. AWZM - District 7  
 26. Pedestrian Warning System - I2V
Deployment along Alt 19 (City of
 27. Smart Signal Corridor (West St. Petersburg)  
 28. RSU Health Monitoring  
 29. Cybersecurity  
 30. First Responder  
 31. U.S. 17-92 Connected Vehicle Deployment  
 32. Ped/Safe II U.S. 441/State Road 50  

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


CV Concept v2

For additional information, please contact Raj Ponnaluri at Raj.Ponnaluri@dot.state.fl.us