Connected transportation is a major evolution in how vehicles and infrastructure will interact in the future, affecting every facet of transportation safety and mobility in the next five to 25 years. Vehicles and the infrastructure will be able to communicate their real-time conditions in the future based on emerging communication and messaging standards still being developed. This will generate application development, and data collection and analysis challenges never before seen in the transportation industry.
The Automated Vehicles/Connected Vehicles Laboratory (AVCV Lab) is a fully equipped collaborative work space where different disciplines can work together to develop, test and deploy next generation sensors and data applications for the connected automatic vehicles environment, as well as the overall infrastructure arena. The facilities will also be a living laboratory for undergraduate and graduate students to develop expertise in connected transportation to be the future leaders in this emerging discipline.