The Importance of U.S. CAV Pilots: Programs, Resources, Technologies & Applications

Across the country cities and states are investing in Connected and Automated Vehicle (CAV) technologies to improve their transportation systems. Connectivity within the context of automated vehicles serves multiple use cases including V2V, V2I, and I2V communications. Connectivity is expected to be a critical enabler of automated driving to facilitate communication between the roadway and the road users.

There are a variety of suppliers, resources and incentive programs that local governments are leveraging to reach their CAV goals. Several cities have begun pilot programs, incorporating V2X and I2V applications, autonomous shuttles, and level 4 ride-hailing development. This report examines connectivity applications and resources for CAV pilots, highlighting three programs in Tampa, Columbus and Wyoming.