What We’re Working On

To further Utah’s vision of connected and automated technology in our state, Utah Transportation Technology Group continues to implement and expand projects that help connect systems, vehicles and people. UDOT believes that these technologies will move us significantly toward our vision of Zero Fatalities, improve mobility and access, and bring quality of life and economic enhancements.

Utah Transportation Technology Group projects are categorized according to the following areas:

CONNECTED SYSTEMS

To have a truly responsive transportation network, Utah Transportation Technology Group is focusing on establishing a full, situational awareness system that allows us to know what is happening on our roadways in real time. Synthesizing our Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS) data from a variety of sources in an adaptable way is crucial in moving toward complete situational awareness.

Additionally, we have developed one of the most robust, DOT-owned fiber optic networks in the nation. The network has been expanded greatly in the last decade to include 2,700 miles of fiber in both urban and rural areas. Our fiber network extends to some very remote corners of the state, and contributes to our connected system.

CONNECTED SYSTEM PROJECTS

CONNECTED VEHICLES

Reducing crashes and improving mobility continue to be top priorities for UDOT. Utah Transportation Technology Group believes that connected vehicle applications will continue to contribute solutions to these ongoing challenges.

CONNECTED VEHICLE PROJECTS

CONNECTED PEOPLE

Utah Transportation Technology Group is currently researching how driverless technology can support our main goals of safety, mobility and quality of life in Utah. With human error being a factor in 94 percent of all crashes, we are exploring how automated vehicles can ultimately improve safety on the roadways. Further, we are seeking feedback from the public to understand their comfort level with these new technologies.

CONNECTED PEOPLE PROJECTS