Connected and Automated Vehicle Engagement Activities: Drive MN and CAV Conference and Technology Showcase

Principal Investigator(s):

Gina Baas, Deputy Director, Center for Transportation Studies


Project summary:

MnDOT's Connected and Automated Vehicle Office (CAV-X) is the convening office for the state's connected and automated vehicle transportation technology engagement, policy, testing and partnerships. The objective of this project is to provide support that engages stakeholders with an interest in the deployment of connected and automated vehicles (CAVs) in Minnesota. The first initiative, Drive MN consists of technical and policy-oriented activities aimed at transportation professionals and elected officials. Two passenger CAVs will be driven on selected state, city and county routes to destinations throughout Minnesota. Vehicle data will be collected and shared with participants at each destination to illustrate how CAVs interact with road infrastructure. Combined with sharing Minnesota's CAV Guiding Principles, the intent of Drive MN is to establish an understanding of CAV infrastructure and policy readiness. The second initiative, the CAV Conference and Tech Showcase targets a broader public agency, private industry, academic and policymaking audience. It will focus on sharing prominent national trends, local policy issues, and CAV technology. The event will feature discussions about CAV readiness, leveraging information gathered during the Drive MN activities. It will also feature discussions about policy issues that should be targeted during future engagement efforts.

Project details: