Texas DoT Forms CAV Task Force

January 25, 2019 Laura Dolan

AUSTIN, TX. The Texas Department of Transportation plans to create a Connected and Autonomous Vehicle (CAV) Task Force, which is designed to be a reliable resource of information and coordination on all ongoing CAV projects, investments and initiatives throughout the state. The CAV Task Force will host industry forums and report progress to enable improvements and collaboration.

TxDOT’s involvement in the advancement of autonomous vehicles will potentially diminish the number of crashes and improve roadway safety. CAV technology could also simplify the transportation process for those with disabilities who rely on others for health care issues and rides to routine doctor appointments.

“Our goal is to further build on the momentum already established with the Texas Technology Task Force and the Texas Innovation Alliance, and work with interested parties on the latest and greatest in CAV projects and enhancements,” said James Bass, TxDOT’s Executive Director. “We look forward to furthering these important efforts as connected and autonomous vehicles become reality.”

For more information, please visit https://www.txdot.gov/.

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