HIGHLIGHTED PROJECTS READ MORE Automated Vehicle Readiness Project Today’s new vehicles come with basic automation features like Adaptive Cruise Control and Lane-Keep Assist. Are our roads ready to support these capabilities and others that will be added to future vehicles? UDOT performed a Readiness Study to provide insight into that question, specifically focused on the adequacy of our pavement stripes.HIGHLIGHTED PROJECTS READ MORE Fiber Network and Expansion The Utah Department of Transportation (UDOT) is nationally known for its extensive DOT-owned fiber optic network. The fiber optic program allows UDOT to expand technologies such as its Intelligent Transportation System (ITS) to improve traffic mobility throughout the state, provide high-speed broadband access in rural areas that can be accessed by both state employees and residents, and implement cutting-edge initiatives such as connected vehicle (CV) technology.HIGHLIGHTED PROJECTS READ MORE Traffic Signal Innovations To “Keep Utah Moving,” the Utah Department of Transportation (UDOT) implement Cutting-edge smart technologies at signalized intersections throughout Utah to provide drivers with more green time and less waiting . We collaborate closely with 54 other jurisdictions in Utah and constantly measure and monitor our system to provide world class traffic signal operations. HIGHLIGHTED PROJECTS READ MORE Connected Vehicle Data Ecosystem UDOT, in partnership with Panasonic, is working towards implementing a statewide system for collecting, monitoring, using and protecting connected vehicle (CV) data to develop the most advanced transportation data network in the nation.In partnership with HIGHLIGHTED PROJECTS READ MORE Smart Transit Signal Priority The Utah Smart Transit Signal Priority (TSP) project uses connected vehicle (CV) technology to enable conditional priority of transit vehicles at traffic signals, with the objective o improving the reliability of Utah Transit Authority bus service while optimizing available green time at intersections.HIGHLIGHTED PROJECTS READ MORE Work Zone Data Exchange Project The US Department of Transportation (USDOT) has awarded UDOT a grant to gather real-time data from active work zones and publish that data to the public. Providing real-time information about dynamic roadway conditions—such as work zones—can help humans and vehicles under automated operation navigate work zones more safely and efficiently.HIGHLIGHTED PROJECTS READ MORE Road User Charge Program To prepare for connected and automated vehicles (CAVs) on Utah roadways, the Utah Department of Transportation (UDOT) partnered with VSI Labs in August 2021 to conduct an Automated Vehicle Readiness Study of selected Utah roads.HIGHLIGHTED PROJECTS READ MORE Automated Shuttle Pilot Project UDOT, in partnership with the Utah Transit Authority (UTA), has deployed the Automated Shuttle Pilot in Utah. This pilot project gave the public its first interaction with a completely automated vehicle (AV). Visit the Automated Shuttle Pilot page to learn more about what we did and what people had to say about it.
UDOT will advance Connected and Automated Vehicles (CAV) in Utah by focusing on five strategic areas:
Developing UDOT’s technological capabilities is crucial to progressing in CAV development.
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