Automated and Connected Vehicles

Preparing North Texas for a future of connected and automated transportation.

The North Central Texas Council of Governments (NCTCOG) seeks to advance the development and deployment of transportation technologies that will deliver safer and more efficient transportation for the North Texas region. This technology includes vehicle automation, such as autonomous vehicles (AVs), and technologies that will provide improved real-time information to drivers and vehicles in North Texas.

Through smart use of transportation technology, North Texas may be able to squeeze more value out of its transportation assets, improving the economy and the quality of life in the region.  NCTCOG coordinates with cities, counties and transportation partners to plan for transportation improvements in the future of North Texas. NCTCOG considers automated transportation solutions part of the region's long-term transportation strategy.

What does it mean to say connected and automated transportation?  Learn more, here.


Building Partnerships

 

The Automated Vehicle Program at NCTCOG acts as a liaison between AV developers and local and state partners. We connect the technology to the community.  If you're technology developer (or, a local government or chamber of commerce interested in learning more about the technology) and would like to know more about the region and how to deploy in North Texas, please contact us anytime--we have strong local partnerships with municipalities and chambers of commerce, we'd be happy to connect you.

 


What We're Doing

 

Grant Programs

 

Traffic Signal Data Sharing Program

This program aims to assist local governments create a more connected traffic signal system.  The maximum amount for this grant, per applicant, is $25,000. If applicable, focus on improving a Route of Significance (list and map) within your jurisdiction.  Additionally, this solution should generate data that you are able, and willing, to share with outside entities (such as neighboring municipalities, NCTCOG, travel application developers, 911 call centers, etc.).

 

511DFW/Waze Program

This solution should try to connect your road closure and major event information to Waze.  We include 511DFW here because we’d like to see entities inputting their traffic information into 511DFW because 511 is already connected to Waze, providing a feed of traffic information.    Preference is given to solutions that focus on incorporating 911 call centers into this data sharing effort with Waze and 511DFW.  This grant also caps at $25,000 per applicant. 

Contacts: Tom Bamonte,  Clint Hail 


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