Texas AV Proving Grounds Partnership
The Texas AV Proving Grounds Partnership includes the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT), Texas A&M Transportation Institute (TTI), The University of Texas at Austin’s Center for Transportation Research (CTR), Southwest Research Institute (SwRI) and 32 municipal and regional partners with a shared interest in the mobility and safety challenges facing the introduction of autonomous and connected vehicles to public roadways.
The Texas A&M University System is creating a new paradigm for the future of applied research, technology development and education. We are advancing the development of the Riverside Campus, approximately 2,000 acres of prime, largely underdeveloped real estate located in Bryan, Texas, into the Texas A&M RELLIS Education and Research Campus, a high-tech, multi-institutional research, testing and workforce development campus.
This location has long been a place where Texas A&M has conducted world-class research, technology development and workforce training in areas such as vehicle safety, traffic engineering, law enforcement training, biological materials processing, robotics and unmanned aerial systems.
TTI Test Bed
TTI is developing a connected and automated transportation test bed at the Texas A&M University RELLIS Campus in Bryan, Texas. The test bed will be used to develop and test connected and automated vehicle (CV/AV) applications and human-machine interfaces using vehicle-to-infrastructure (V2I) and infrastructure-to-vehicle communication in a controlled environment. The test bed will leverage other automated vehicle expertise across the University in ground, aerial and subterranean applications.
Connected Work Zone
TTI is deploying connected vehicle technology along the I-35 corridor to improve safety and mobility through work zones by providing in-vehicle devices to freight companies to receive work zone infrastructure data on lane closure location, capacity reduction, queue lengths and delay to assist in pre-trip and en-route planning for logistics.
Sponsor: Texas Department of Transportation and U.S. Department of Transportation
Transit, Bicycle and Pedestrian Safety
TTI is defining requirements to operate a test bed facility to demonstrate and evaluate CV/AV technology hardware and applications in transit or paratransit vehicles to improve transit passenger, bicyclist and pedestrian safety.
Sponsor: Texas Department of Transportation