Connected & Autonomous Vehicle Program Resources
|CV Pilot on SR 434|
Florida Department of Transporation (FDOT)
DISTRICT 5 is working on the SR 434 CV PILOT. This
project is located in Seminole County, north of the
University of Central Florida (UCF) on SR 434, from north of
McCulloch Road to east Mitchell Hammock Road. This Connected
Vehicle pilot serves as a starting point for the PedSafe
Greenway Deployment Project. This project will include
Connected Vehicle technologies (DSRC, RSU, OBU) with CV
applications like Pre-emption, Transit Priority Signal,
Signal Performance Metrics and Signal Phasing and
Timing, as well as others.
PedSafe & Greenway
FDOT District 5 and UCF are developing a project known as PedSafe Greenway in Orlando. This project will mark the beginning of a SmartCommunity effort strategically chosen as part of the Smart City vision for Central Florida Region. This UCF is currently the second largest University in the United States. The UCF area experiences bicycle and pedestrian safety issues, vehicular congestion, and generally all the transportation system challenges that a city experiences but on a smaller scale.
The PedSafe part of the project will implement a Pedestrian Collision Avoidance System that utilizes Connected Vehicles (CV) technologies to reduce the occurrence of pedestrian and bicycle crashes within campus and along SR 50 from Hiawassee Roadd to Silverton Street/Pete Parrich Boulevard. Technology will include CV, DSRC, roadside units (RSUs), and OBUs, audible basic safety messages, and advanced sensor technology. The Greenway portion is to increase throughput capacity and reduce congestion by optimizing traffic signal operations with the implementation of technologies that will improve the multimodal movements of people and goods, optimizing existing traffic operations, in terms of flow rate and safety, for all multimodal traffic peak time and special events. Advanced Sensor Technology with future DSRC capability will be deployed at 247 signal intersections districtwide. The advanced sensor technology will produce real time turning movement counts, saturation flow rates, right on red, permissive yellows, and pedestrian movements feeding the Integrated Corridor Management Software FDOT is developing. The project scope will allow deployments across Trafficware, Econolite, and Siemens controllers along with TS-1, TS-2, and hybrid TS-1/TS-2 cabinets allowing future deployments to be tested across of wide variety of controllers and cabinets.
Connected Vehicle DSRC will be deployed along locations on SR 434 from Challenger Parkway to the southern limits of SR 434 Connected Vehicle Pilot; McCulloch Road from Lockwood Boulevard to Old Lockwood Road; and aroaund UCF including Gemini Boulevard and Greek Park Drive. Emergency Vehicle Pre-emption, CV Transit Signal Priority (TSP), Signal Phasing and Timing (SPaT) will be part of the CV applications. Two (2) areas have been identified for the deployment of Curve Warning and one (1) additional area will benefit with the Vehicle Turning Right in Front of Bus Application. UCF shuttles and fire engines near McCulloch Road and Lockwood Boulevard will be equipped with On Board Units (OBU).
To complete the smart city vision, Close-Circuit Television (CCTV) cameras will be used for a Parking Availability System and a Transit User Verification System. The Parking Availability System will provide real-time information on parking availability for UCF student parking flat lots to augment their current instrumentation on parking garages. The Transit User Verification system will add CCTV cameras and Transit Kiosk at bus locations to determine the presence of students waiting for buses. When students are present buses will be routed to the stops and allowed to bypass stops when no demand is present increasing the efficincy of the bus routes within the campus.
Data for this system is envisioned to connect through an existing UCF application, but is contingent on grant funds. The application will generate BSM data to allow for a simulated CV environment on campus.
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The I-75 project is located on the I-75 and US 301/441 corridors, connecting east-west arterials between these two corridors. The purpose of this project is to reroute the I-75 traffic during emergencies and incident managements to US 301/441 using east to west arterials as SR 500, SR 200 and SR 40. These efforts are part of the 2016 Central Office ATCMTD application to lessen the recurring and non-recurring congestion on I-75 between Gainesville and Wildwood/Ocala region. The project length comprises of FDOT Districts 2 and 5 jurisdictions where the northern and southern areas of this regional effort are located. Each District will lead the efforts of their areas which will deploy CV Technologies to better manage, operate, and maintain the multi-modal system and create an integrated corridor management solution. This includes the deployment of Automated Traffic Signal Performance Measures (ATSPM); RSUs and on-board units (OBUs); transit signal (TSP); pedestrian safety elements, and adding fiber optic cable on US 301/441 gaps. The goal of the project is to disseminate real-time information to the motorists during freeway incidents.
Click here to access the 2016 ATCMTD Grant Application.
Regional Deployment: I-75 FRAME
Given the recurring and non-recurring congestion on I-75 between Gainesville and Wildwood/Ocala region, FDOT opted to fund the project, which plans to deploy CV and ET to better manage, operate, and maintain the multi-modal system and create an integrated corridor management solution. Current plans include the deployment of ATSPM, RSUs, and OBUs, TSP, freight signal priorities, and pedestrian safety elements. The goal of the project is to disseminate real-time information to the motorists during freeway incidents. Figure 3 shows the I-75 FRAME concept which is subject to change based on the concept of operations (ConOps), systems engineering management plan (SEMP) and preliminary and detailed designs. The project is being led by FDOT Districts 2 and 5 in their respective jurisdictions to the northern and sourthern portions of this region. Stakeholder consultations were held during the concept development stage. The District Project Managers and Systems Manager consultants will extend stakeholder consultations while developing the ConOps, SEMP, and design documents.
In the Central Florida region, Osceola County continues to operate the CV module where RSUs were deployed at two signalized intersections. The deployment was sponsored by the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) as a pilot project to test DSRC and intersection processing equipment to gain experience in the CV realm.