Connected and automated vehicles



What is an automated vehicle?

An automated vehicle:

  • Uses a combination of sensors, controllers and onboard computers, along with sophisticated software
  • Allows the vehicle to control at least some driving functions, instead of a human driver (for example, steering, braking and acceleration, and checking and monitoring the driving environment)

What is a connected vehicle?

Depending on the features it has installed, a connected vehicle may be able to communicate with:

  • its occupants, such as through their mobile devices
  • with other vehicles and road users
  • with the surrounding transportation infrastructure, such as roadways and traffic lights
  • Internet based applications and other entities

Connected and automated vehicle testing and research

Latest connected and automated vehicle testing and research, interactive map and guidelines.

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