Connecticut develops state plan for connected vehicle technology
Connecticut – The Connecticut Department of Transportation (CTDOT) unveiled a statewide strategic plan for connected and automated vehicles (CAV) to support emerging transportation technology and mobility trends.
The strategic plan explores ways connected and automated vehicles or CAV technologies could become a tool in helping meet key CTDOT goals to:
- Improve safety.
- Enhance mobility.
- Achieve accessibility and reliability.
- Reduce congestion.
- Support infrastructure state of good repair.
- Provide efficiencies.
- Reduce vehicle emissions.
- Support economic growth.
In the next five years, CTDOT will focus actions on CAV technology advancements by both industry and public sector such as deployment of pilot projects, early policy coordination and development, assessments of workforce and infrastructure readiness, and other activities.
Beyond 2025, the department will maintain a timely feedback loop to adapt and engage with the pace of advancements in CAV technologies, policies, and readiness. Transportation officials will look for opportunities to implement infrastructure programs and services at a larger scale to support advances in CAV technologies.