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Who is Involved in the CAV Task Force?

The CAV Taskforce is composed of members from the Texas Department of Transportation, local governments and transportation officials throughout Texas, community members and industry anticipating significant changes to Texas roadways in the coming decades.  Each of these stakeholders is necessary to better ensure all areas of CAV are thoroughly considered as we prepare Texas for the future.

What are connected and automated vehicles?

Connected vehicles are cars or trucks that can “talk” to other vehicles. Automated vehicles are cars or trucks that can drive without a human operator. Put them together and you get a Connected and Automated Vehicle (CAV).  There are many different levels of technologies and capabilities that can be wrapped into this term, but whatever comes, we need to be ready for it.

When are CAV’s coming to Texas?

If you drive in certain parts of Texas you can already find pilot programs involving connected and autonomous vehicles operating on Texas roadways (see project map).  However, widespread adoption will likely occur over the next few decades.  TxDOT is working to provide a safe operating environment now, and as adoption increases, Texas’ efforts to improve and maintain a safe operating environment will increase.

Where are CAV efforts taking place in Texas?

You can see the CAV efforts in Texas on our project map [link to map].  We will also host meetings and conferences to lay out the future of CAV in Texas.  See the calendar page [link to calendar] for upcoming events in your area.

Why are we preparing for CAV’s?

TxDOT and all local governments in Texas care about your safety.  TxDOT’s Vision Zero is at the core of all our processes.  We also recognize the opportunity for economic growth, and improving the transportation experience for all Texans.  Due to the innovation of leading-edge private industries, changes to the transportation system are coming — and we are going to be ready for them!


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