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connected vehicles

How Connected Vehicles Work

In 2018, more than 37,000 people were killed needlessly in traffic crashes. In addition to the devastating human toll and suffering from motor vehicle crashes, the American taxpayer supports more than $140 billion per year in costs for emergency response, fatalities, injuries, and property damage related costs. For more than a decade, the U.S. Department of Transportation has been steadfastly researching, testing, and demonstrating technologies that can reduce these staggering numbers.


Operational Connected Vehicle Deployments in the U.S.

Operational Connected Vehicle Deployments by State


Anthem Test Bed

California CV Test Bed
San Jose, CA (2)

Road X I-70


Tampa CV Pilot

Vehicle-to-Everything (V2X) Communications

Over the past several years, the U.S. DOT and its operating administrations have engaged in numerous activities related to connected vehicles, which generally encompass vehicle-to-vehicle (V2V), vehicle-to-infrastructure (V2I), and vehicle-to-pedestrian (V2P) communications, collectively known as “V2X.”  These activities are based on the Department’s view that V2X technologies have the potential for significant transportation safety and mobility benefits, both on their own and as...

Smart City Highlights

On this page, we've compiled a handful of the milestones achieved during the Challenge, with newer items appearing at the top of the page. You can read a full range of Challenge-related blog posts and media releases in our Briefing Room.

DOT Announces Additional Advanced Transportation Technology Grants

Following on the heels of...