The USDOT Connected Vehicle (CV) Pilot Deployment Program is the largest CV technology pilot to date with deployments in Tampa, Florida; New York City, New York; and the I-80 corridor across Wyoming. Kittelson is a key member of the USDOT’s Independent Evaluation Team led by the Texas A&M University Transportation Institute (TTI). We are responsible for measuring the observed mobility impacts and predicting potential future mobility impacts at each of the sites.
The CV technologies we evaluated included Vehicle-to-Vehicle (V2V), Vehicle-to-Infrastructure (V2I), and Vehicle-to-Pedestrian (V2P) applications to support advisories, roadside alerts, and dynamic travel guidance. Our team developed Analysis, Modeling, and Simulation (AMS) Plans for each of the three sites. Our evaluation plans supplement observed field data with microsimulation models to reflect differences in driver behavior between connected and non-connected drivers under various traffic conditions and weather events.
Understanding the Mobility Impacts of Connected Vehicles
These model results will show how higher CV deployment in the vehicle fleet at a site could affect mobility benefits. Our analysis will teach agencies interested in deploying CV technology learn what fleet penetration rates are needed to achieve specific mobility benefits.