Vanderbilt, Tennessee Department of Transportation awarded grant from U.S. Department of Transportation to enhance I-24 Smart Corridor development with Artificial Intelligence

To manage the dramatic increase in traffic caused by the growing number of cars on the road and the corresponding frequency of incidents, a group of collaborators including Vanderbilt, the Tennessee Department of Transportation (TDOT) and the Southwest Research Institute (SWRI) has been awarded more than $2.6 million from the U.S. Department of Transportation (USDOT) to improve the effectiveness of Integrated Corridor Management (ICM) systems like the ongoing, multiphase I-24 Smart Corridor project. The grant is being matched by TDOT, bringing the project’s total funding to $5.2 million.

Dan Work, associate professor of civil and environmental engineering and electrical engineering and computer science, is leading Vanderbilt’s participation in the project, managing $1.5 million of the total grant award to develop an Artificial Intelligence (AI) based decision support system (DSS) to manage traffic on the I-24 Smart Corridor.