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‘Connected Vehicles’ Category

November 14, 2022

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Categories: Connected Vehicles, CV Pilot Program

September 30th, 2022, marked the end of a seven-year initiative by the Tampa Hillsborough Expressway Authority (THEA) with $27 million in funding from USDOT, FDOT, and THEA. The Pilot began in 2015 when the agency began the innovative project to implement connected vehicle (CV) technology in real-life scenarios using the Selmon Expressway as a living […]

May 12, 2022

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Categories: Connected Vehicles, CV Pilot Program

We are pleased to announce that the THEA CV Pilot has once again helped launch an innovation that will help improve driving safety. On May 5th, 2022, Yunex Traffic announced its RSU2X is the only connected and autonomous vehicle roadside unit (RSU) available in the U.S. that is tested to communicate with automakers’ 2023 model […]

January 10, 2022

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Categories: Connected Vehicles

Since 2015, our agency has been involved in studying connected vehicle (CV) technology through the THEA CV Pilot. Connected vehicles communicate with each other and with infrastructure technology to send safety alerts to vehicle drivers. For instance, a driver might get a safety warning to slow down due to danger ahead. The USDOT estimates that […]

November 15, 2021

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Categories: Connected Vehicles

THEA has been working with the United States Department of Transportation (DOT) since 2015 to integrate Connected Vehicle (CV) concepts into the transportation infrastructure and participants’ privately owned vehicles. This vehicle to infrastructure (V2I) technology has alerted 14 drivers to date of wrong-way entry onto the Selmon Expressway Reversible Express Lanes (REL).   Along with those […]

The Tampa Hillsborough Expressway Authority Connected Vehicle Pilot (THEA CV Pilot) is a $22 million project jointly funded by the United States Department of Transportation (USDOT). The THEA CV Pilot deployed seven connected vehicle applications in collaboration with auto manufacturers: Honda, Hyundai, and Toyota at the American Center for Mobility in Ann Arbor, Michigan at […]

February 22, 2021

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Categories: Connected Vehicles, THEA CV Program, THEA News

Since 2015, THEA has been working with the United States Department of Transportation (USDOT) to integrate Connected Vehicle concepts into effective roadside elements, enhancing operational transportation capabilities. To date, the alerts have warned 14 wrong-way drivers on the REL ramp, helped drivers avoid 9 potential trolley crashes, and gave approximately 1,500-speed advisories a month on […]

We are excited to announce our partnership with Hyundai America Technical Center, Inc. (HATCI) to use Connected Vehicle (CV)-ready Hyundai vehicles in the CV Pilot deployment. The Hyundai America Technical Center is focused on research and development. They share our passion for engineering excellence and technological advancement. Working together, we will demonstrate how auto manufacturers […]

April 11, 2019

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Categories: CV Pilot Program

While all driving has an environmental impact, THEA is committed to being as sustainable as possible in our efforts in the community. We work on two fronts to reduce carbon emissions and air pollution. Through increasing green spaces and with all-electronic tolling, THEA makes our impact on the planet a company-wide priority. We have been […]

December 10, 2018

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Categories: CV Pilot Program

There is something magical about the holidays — the lights, the food, the time spent with family and friends. You can’t help but get in the spirit. But, holiday shopping can be stressful. The panic and rush to find the perfect gift for everyone on your list can turn even the happiest elf into The […]