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.

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Projects / Initiatives


Design / Implementation 


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

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

1.  Security Credential Management System (SCMS)

2.  US 98 Smart Bay

2.  I-4 Florida's Regional Advanced Mobility Elements (FRAME) 2019 ATCMTD

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

3.  Central Florida Autonomous Vehicle (AV) Proving Ground

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

3.  Gainesville Signal Phase and Timing (SPaT) Trapezium

4.  Pinellas County Smart Community 2020 ATCMTD

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

4.  Gainesville AV Shuttle

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

5.  Florida's Turnpike Enterprise (FTE) SunTrax

5.  AV Shuttles at Lake Nona

6.  SWZ Application for Seminole Expressway Resurfacing (MP44.5-MP 49.9)

6.  ATTAIN Central Florida

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

7.  SMART St. Augustine

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

7.  Osceola County Connected Vehicle Signals

8.  Intersection Collision Avoidance Safety Program

8.  Gainesville Bike and Pedestrian Safety

8.  Pinellas County Signal Phase and Timing (SPaT)

9.  LeeTran Traffic Signal Priority

9.  Lake Mary Boulevard CV Project

9.  Incident Response Vehicle Pilot Project (Smart Work Zones)
10. Collier Countywide Connected Traveler Information System (CTIS)

10.  I-10 Smart Road Ranger

 10.  I-75 Florida's  Regional Advanced     Mobility Elements (FRAME) Gainesville
11. Bee Ridge Corridor Smart Signals

   11. V2X Data Platform

11.  SR 434 Connected Vehicle     Deployment 

12. City of Sarasota CAV Project

12.  US 1 Keys COAST

12. Downtown Tampa Autonomous Transit
13. Train Vehicle Crash Avoidance Pilot Project   13.  Railroad Advanced Notification System

13.  HART AV

14. US-1/Jupiter Bridge Smart Work Zone   14. I-4 Active Work Zone

14.  AV Shuttle at PSTA

15. SMART US 19  
16. Connected Vehicle Priority and Preemption System (CVPP)  
17. SR 60 West Coast Smart Signal Corridor Project  
18. Downtown Interchange Smart Work Zone  

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