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UDOT Transportation Technology Group News

UDOT expands rural fiber optic network

May 2021, The Richfield Reaper-The Utah Department of Transportation announced the completion of eight Wi-Fi hotspots designed to provide Internet access in south central Utah for telemedicine, distance learning and ...

UDOT—Cottonwood Canyons Public Private Partnership Fiber Deployment

n.d, America's Transportation Rewards-Big and Little Cottonwood canyons in Salt Lake County are home to world class skiing, hiking and outdoor activities.   ...

UDOT, UTA advise travelers to plan ahead for Garth Brooks concerts

June 2022, KSL NewsRadio- Thousands of concertgoers will be coming to Rice-Eccles Stadium on Friday and Saturday to see Garth Brooks perform. - Mark Jones ...

UDOT installing fiber alongside roads in Utah

December 2020, Fox13-UDOT is installing fiber alongside roads and freeways to improve connectivity. - Scott Mckane ...
Smart Roads Coming to Utah

Smart roads coming to Utah could, eventually, decrease traffic

Using new V2X or “vehicle to everything” technology in Utah, vehicle data that is anonymously and securely gathered is transmitted to traffic operators to notify them quickly of crashes, bad ...
Vehicles travel along canyons on a highway in Utah

Utah and Georgia Install Tech That Lets Roads Talk

Both states are experimenting with a new technology that flags congestion, black ice and spots vulnerable to potholes- and eventually would alert drivers in real-time. - Scott Calvert ...
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UDOT launches ‘vehicle-to-everything’ tech tests on some of state’s most hazardous roads

The Utah Department of Transportation (UDOT), working with Panasonic, has deployed a network of next-generation radio pods along select Utah highway corridors that have the ability to “communicate” with emerging ...
Utah shuttle pilot project

Utah launches a pilot project for automated shuttles amidst an era of driverless travel

Utahns will soon have the ability to take a test ride in the state’s first fully autonomous vehicle as part of a pilot program featuring an fully automated shuttle. - ...
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Utah Grows Connected Vehicle Network with Panasonic Partnership

High-tech highways and intersections are coming to Utah, as the state moves forward with a connected vehicle project, with improved safety as the end goal. - Skip Descant, Government Technology, ...
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Strong signal – UDOT’s Connected Vehicle Project increases bus on-time reliability

Utah breaks new ground with connected vehicles - Blaine Leonard, P.E., Roads & Bridges, May 2, 2018 ...

Industry News

Tech Focus: New Initiatives Push State DOTs to Adopt Digital Workflows

February 2022, Engineering News-Record - Delivering a project for a public agency in the U.S. can feel like a strange, ...

Watts in the wild: Utah has plans for electrifying its scenic highways

June 2022, Salt Lake Tribune-The owner of the Broken Spur Inn and Steakhouse in the southern Utah tourist town of ...

I-80 reopens early after UDOT slides new bridge into place

April 2022, KUTV-Interstate 80 has reopened early after Utah Department of Transportation officials slid a new bridge into place. - ...

Self-Driving Cars Still Have A Lot To Learn

February 2022 | Jalopnik - Owen Bellwood ...
Consumer Reports

How Cars Communicate With One Another

Technology is allowing more and more vehicles to communicate with each other on the roadways. Consumer Reports’ expert explains what ...

OPINION: The challenges of CAVs and how we might begin to overcome them

Matt D’Angelo, PE gives his insight into the evolving world of connected and automated vehicles (CAVs) and gives his opinion ...
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Speeding Toward the Future of Driverless Cars

While you might not find driverless automobiles whizzing through the streets of Chicago today, behind the scenes, several companies are ...

New technology aims to prevent crashes on I-80 corridor

Commercial vehicles in Wyoming will soon be using an innovative technology intended to help prevent crashes on the Interstate 80 ...