Hawaii DOT launches V2X pilot with University of Hawaii

The Hawaii Department of Transportation (HDOT) has announced a new connected vehicle technology pilot, which will operate on a live highway within the Ala Moana Boulevard / Nimitz Highway corridor, Honolulu, with connected devices installed on a total of 34 signals.

Partners in the project include Applied Information, which will exclusively implement C-V2X technologies developed by Qualcomm Technologies, the FHWA (Federal Highway Administration), Econolite and Goldwings Supply.

The technology will provide alerts and other information to motorists, bicyclists, and pedestrians through a free application, as part of a research project with the University of Hawaii (UH) and Econolite to determine the capabilities of the latest connected traffic control systems to efficiently and safely manage traffic flow.