What is the Ann Arbor Connected Vehicle Test Environment?
The Ann Arbor Connected Vehicle Test Environment (AACVTE) is a real-world implementation of connected vehicle technologies being used by thousands of drivers in and around Ann Arbor! Connected vehicle technology allows vehicles to communicate wirelessly with similarly equipped vehicles AND with portions of the infrastructure – such as traffic signals.
AACVTE is a $13 million, federally-funded project being conducted and operated by The University of Michigan Transportation Research Institute. The information gathered from this study can be used for certain safety applications – such as collision warning systems – sustainability initiatives, and may one day be used to help guide automated vehicles!