The FDOT ATTAIN Central Florida program is deploying smart transportation technologies on public roads in Central Florida to improve reliability, reduce congestion and increase mobility and safety. ATTAIN Central Florida is funded by an Advanced Transportation and Congestion Management Technologies Deployment (ATCMTD) grant from the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) and local matching funds and includes four distinct programs: PedSafe, Greenway, SmartCommunity, and SunStore.
PedSafe is an innovative pedestrian and bicycle collision avoidance system designed to operate via Connected Vehicle (CV) technologies. Drivers will be alerted when a pedestrian or cyclist is in the area. Also, traffic signals will be designed to become aware of pedestrians crossing the road or intersection. PedSafe will connect advanced signal controller capabilities, utilize CV technologies, and existing communication functionality to reduce the occurrence of pedestrian and bicycle crashes. The application is designed to be scalable and allow for easy transfer across the District. The pilot deployment includes LiDAR sensing hardware installed at and between two (2) signalized intersections along the SR 434 (Alafaya Trail) arterial adjacent to the University of Central Florida (UCF) campus. Additionally, C-V2X roadside units (RSU) capable of Signal Phase and Timing (SPAT), Emergency Vehicle Preemption (EVP), Transit Signal Priority (TSP) and other CV applications are deployed at thirty-three (33) signalized intersections within Orange County, as well as passive pedestrian detection (PPD) technology.
Presently, all hardware installations related to the PedSafe is complete with integration efforts continuing until the spring of 2021.
The ATTAIN program also includes the deployment of the District’s first autonomous vehicle (AV) shuttle providing service to all students, faculty, and visitors, including those with mobility needs. Two (2) shuttles will provide simultaneous operation on distinct routes on the UCF campus, providing service from major campus destinations (e.g., on-campus arena) to the center of campus and Student Union. Commissioning of the shuttle service is anticipated to begin in spring of 2021.
For additional information please contact Jeremy Dilmore at Jeremy.Dilmore@dot.state.fl.us.