HDOT, University of Hawaii and Econolite partner on CV pilot

On August 4, 2020, the Hawaii Department of Transportation (HDOT) announced the launch of a connected vehicle corridor along Ala Moana Boulevard and Nimitz Highway, stretching from the Daniel K. Inouye International Airport to Waikiki. The deployed technology provides enhanced traffic flow, improved and reliable mobility, and safety-related alerts for motorists, cyclists, and pedestrians through a free mobile application.
October 12, 2020


The connected vehicle pilot is part of a research project with the University of Hawaii (UH), Mānoa College of Engineering and Econolite to determine the capabilities of the latest connected traffic control systems, using Econolite’s cloud-based Centracs Mobility to optimise corridor efficiency.

“For this project, we wanted to make sure we push forward on mobility for everybody. To push more dependability on one of our busiest corridors in the state,” said Ed Sniffen, deputy director for highways at HDOT. “We service 50,000 vehicles per day on a system where we have visitors coming from the airport to Waikiki, our residents coming to work in town, and significant freight movement due to our harbours along the corridor. We wanted to make sure that we could make this as efficient as possible, not only for the drivers but also for the pedestrians and cyclists that use it.”

The project included a deployment of 34 new Cobalt ATC controllers; 720 detection zones; Centracs ATMS; SPM with Edaptive; cybersecurity; and CAV applications and integration with TravelSafely App.

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