Automated and Connected Vehicles
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, 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. The North Central Texas Council of Governments (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.
In 2016, motor vehicle-related crashes on U.S. highways claimed 37,461 lives . Our research tells us that 94 percent of serious crashes are due to dangerous choices or errors people make behind the wheel. NHTSA and our State partners have worked for decades to help drivers make safer choices – to wear seat belts on every trip, to avoid driving intoxicated, drowsy, or distracted – but people still make those choices and still crash. Driver assistance technologies seek to address these errors and save lives.
For more information on the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration's commitment to Automated Vehicle Technology, visit Automated Vehicles for Safety.
Source: US Department of Transportation
What We're Doing
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.).
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