U.S. Army to Fund New Smart Transportation Testbed

A new testbed for smart transportation and autonomous vehicle (AV) development was announced this week, and it will receive funding from the U.S. Army Engineer Research and Development Center (ERDC). The testbed is being designed to serve as a model for future smart military installations nationally.

US Ignite, a Colorado-based non-profit that is helping accelerate the smart city movement, will work in coordination with Fort Carson, the City of Colorado Springs and the University of Colorado’s Research and Engineering Center for Unmanned Vehicles (RECUV) in the new $4 million joint endeavor.