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Connected vehicles communicate using a two-way short to medium range wireless capability called dedicated short range communications (DSRC).
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This demonstration on the Tampa Hillsborough Expressway Authority's Reversible Express Lanes in downtown Tampa occurred while the road was closed to regular traffic. Recorded on November 13, 2017
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Connected Vehicle Demonstration

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Driver participants in the Tampa Connected Vehicle Pilot will have equipment installed in their cars, which will “talk” to other roadside units (RSUs) through vehicle-to-infrastructure (V2I) communication. The RSUs will send a message to the connected vehicle that is entering the Reversible Express Lanes in the wrong direction. It also warns other connected vehicles that a wrong-way driver is approaching.

Driver participants in the Tampa Connected Vehicle Pilot will have equipment installed in their cars, which will “talk” to other roadside units (RSUs) through vehicle-to-infrastructure (V2I) communication. The RSUs will send a message to the vehicle and recommend a safe speed based on the length of the queue ahead.

The Tampa Connected Vehicle Pilot includes vehicle-to-vehicle (V2V) communications applications, which will alert drivers of connected vehicles when another connected vehicle ahead brakes hard or when a forward collision with another connected vehicle is imminent.

Specially equipped vehicles communicate with a roadside unit (RSU) mounted on a pole on the Lee Roy Selmon Expressway’s Reversible Express Lanes (REL) during the first public demonstration of the Tampa Connected Vehicle Pilot on November 13. Nearly 50 RSUs are being installed along the REL and in downtown Tampa as part of the pilot.

Attendees of the first public demonstration of the Tampa Connected Vehicle Pilot saw a variety of safety alerts displayed in their vehicles’ rearview mirrors. This alert appears when the driver is at risk of a rear-end collision with another connected vehicle ahead.

Six vehicles equipped with connected vehicle technology carried more than 80 passengers in the first public demonstration of the Tampa Connected Vehicle Pilot on November 13. Attendees experienced in-vehicle safety alerts along the Lee Roy Selmon Expressway’s Reversible Express Lanes, including wrong-way driving warnings and speed advisories.

Roadside units (RSU) installed along the Lee Roy Selmon Expressway’s Reversible Express Lanes (REL) will determine if the driver of a connected vehicle is approaching the downtown end at an unsafe speed. The RSUs will send a message to the vehicle and recommend a safe speed based on the length of the queue ahead. RSUs also will be installed at select downtown intersections to alert connected vehicle drivers, buses, and streetcars to the presence of pedestrians at crosswalks.

The short-range radio unit will be installed in the driver’s trunk or rear storage compartment. It is about the size of a paperback book. This equipment communicates with other connected vehicles and devices.

Driver participants in the Tampa Connected Vehicle Pilot will have equipment installed in their cars, which will include a short-range radio unit; one or more antennas; and a new rearview mirror. The equipment will “talk” to other equipped cars to help prevent crashes. When in the downtown deployment area, cars will also communicate with traffic signals, crosswalks and more to enhance safety and keep traffic moving.

Our technicians will install up to three small antennas on driver participant’s roof. This equipment sends and receives data. The number of antennas and where they are mounted will depend on the make and model of the driver’s vehicle.

Drivers of connected vehicles will receive an alert that means they are at risk of a rear-end collision with a vehicle in front of them. This alert only will be received from other connected vehicles.

Drivers of connected vehicles will receive an alert when in the downtown Tampa deployment area to help avoid crashes. This alert means another connected vehicle is braking hard in traffic ahead of the driver. Drivers will only receive this warning from another connected vehicle.

Drivers of connected vehicles on the Lee Roy Selmon Expressway’s Reversible Express Lanes will receive an alert when traffic is backed up ahead. This warns the driver to slow down to a recommended speed as the vehicle approaches the end of a queue.

Drivers of connected vehicles on the Lee Roy Selmon Expressway’s Reversible Express Lanes will receive an alert when traffic is backed up ahead. The driver also will receive an alert when the vehicle is approaching a curve at an unsafe speed.

Drivers of connected vehicles on the Lee Roy Selmon Expressway’s Reversible Express Lanes will receive an alert when they are driving in a reduced speed zone.

Some lanes at the end of the downtown Lee Roy Selmon Expressway’s Reversible Express Lanes are closed to all traffic at certain times of the day. Drivers of connected vehicles will receive this alert when they enter a zone that’s off limits.

Participating drivers will receive a Wrong Way alert when they continue in the wrong direction on the Lee Roy Selmon Expressway’s Reversible Express Lanes. The application also broadcasts a warning to other equipped vehicles on the reversible lanes that a wrong-way driver is approaching.

Drivers of connected vehicles in downtown Tampa will receive a Do Not Enter alert if they try to enter the downtown end of the Lee Roy Selmon Expressway’s Reversible Express Lanes (REL) when it is closed.

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Drivers of connected vehicles on the Lee Roy Selmon Expressway’s Reversible Express Lanes will receive warnings when cars on the road ahead have suddenly slowed down or come to a stop.

Participating drivers will receive alerts if they are approaching the downtown end of the Lee Roy Selmon Expressway’s Reversible Express Lanes at an unsafe speed.

Connected vehicle technology will be installed at the midblock crosswalk on East Twiggs Street at the Hillsborough County Courthouse to improve pedestrian safety. When sensors detect a pedestrian, roadside equipment will broadcast that information to connected vehicles in the vicinity, and their drivers will receive an alert.

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The Vehicle Turning Right in Front of Bus application warns a bus driver when a vehicle attempts to turn right in front of the bus as the bus pulls away from a stop. In Tampa, a similar application (Vehicle Turning Right in Front of Transit Vehicle) will deliver safety messages to TECO Line streetcar operators and Hillsborough Area Regional Transit (HART) bus drivers on certain routes to help prevent crashes.

The Pedestrian in Signalized Crosswalk application warns the driver of a connected vehicle when a pedestrian is crossing the street in the projected path of the vehicle. The Tampa Connected Vehicle Pilot is adapting this application to improve pedestrian safety at the midblock crosswalk on Twiggs Street near the Hillsborough County Courthouse.

The Intersection Movement Assist application warns the driver of a connected vehicle if it is not safe to enter an intersection—for example, if another vehicle is running a red light or making a sudden turn. The Tampa Connected Vehicle Pilot is deploying this application at many downtown intersections.”

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RENDERINGS AND ILLUSTRATIONS

Vehicle-to-Vehicle (V2V) communication enables personal, commercial, transit and emergency vehicles to share vital information with each other, including speed, emergency braking, intersection movement and crash status.

Vehicle-to-Infrastructure (V2I) communication involves personal, commercial, transit and emergency vehicles, even pedestrians, communicating their location and status with roadside equipment mounted on street lights or traffic signals.

Vehicle-to-Vehicle (V2V) communication enables personal, commercial, transit and emergency vehicles to share vital information with each other, including speed, emergency braking, intersection movement and crash status.

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