WYDOT Connected Vehicle Pilot Program

WYDOT Connected Vehicle Pilot Program


♪ ♪ Interstate 80 runs east to west
along Wyoming’s southern border. This vital, coast-to-coast route handles more than 32 million
tons of deliveries per year. A high volume of trucks, combined with
extreme seasonal weather, create dangerous
driving conditions on this 402 mile
stretch of highway. In 2016, there
were 18 fatalities and more than
1,600 hundred crashes, with over $865 million dollars
in economic costs to society. Improving safety in this
critical corridor is a priority for the Wyoming Department
of Transportation, or WYDOT. With funding from the U.S.
Department of Transportation, WYDOT is deploying a
Connected Vehicle Pilot to help I-80
travelers get home safely. Here’s how it works: Roadside units at
“hot spots,” along I-80, broadcast messages to
onboard units in trucks that frequently use the highway. Onboard units
communicate with roadside units and other connected vehicles, giving drivers in-vehicle alerts on the most accurate
and up-to-date information on road conditions miles ahead. Onboard units
inform drivers about: Adverse weather, stopped, distressed,
or slow-moving vehicles, road closures and restrictions, parking availability
and active work zones. To ensure that the alerts
and advisories are accurate, WYDOT also plans to collect real-time information
from snowplows and other fleet vehicles. This is the
future of safe driving. Learn more about the Wyoming
Connected Vehicle Pilot.

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