First publishedon www.ITSInternational.com
Engineering firm HDR has been chosen by the Florida Department of Transportation
(FDoT) to deploy and evaluate statewide investment in connected and autonomous vehicle (C/AV) technology.
HDR will develop a business plan aimed at realising full-scale C/AV deployments. The company says it will also provide programme support, thought leadership and training for FDoT staff.
Additionally, HDR is to serve as the prime construction engineering and inspection services consultant for Florida’s Turnpike Enterprise’s C/AV test facility SunTrax, located off I-4 between Orlando and Tampa.
The $100 million facility will involve the construction of 200 acres of infield roadway and track infrastructure and 13 buildings totalling over 140,000 square feet, as well as stormwater management, civil site/utility and communication facilities. Once complete, it will be used to develop and test emerging transportation technologies related to tolling, smartphone-based technologies and other advanced transportation systems.