, Former Research Associate Professor, Civil, Environmental and Geo-Engineering
In March 2017, the Connected Vehicle Testbed along I-94 went live. The original project was sponsored by the Roadway Safety Institute and built on the Minnesota Traffic Observatory's (MTO) existing field lab, also utilizing certain Minnesota Department of Transportation (MnDOT) infrastructure. The testbed originally consisted of seven stations (rooftop and roadside) capable of transmitting radar and video data collected from the roadway back to a database at the MTO for analysis, emulating what a future connected-vehicle (CV) roadway will look like. This project funded maintenance and upgrades to the system, as well as movement of some stations due to construction on I-94. In addition, better visualization tools for reading the database were developed. The CV testbed is state-of-the-art, fully functional, and uniquely situated to attract freeway safety-oriented vehicle to infrastructure (V2I) and vehicle-to-vehicle (V2V) safety application development, implementation, and evaluation projects going forward.