Arizona DOT Awarded for Study of Emerging Technology

Feb. 9, 2024
ADOT partnered with Verizon to test the viability of using vehicle-to-infrastructure, or vehicle-to-everything technology.

The Arizona Department of Transportation (ADOT) has received a national award for a pilot study of emerging transportation infrastructure technology that delivers information about road conditions ahead. 

According to a report by, The National Operations Center of Excellence presented ADOT with its Transportation Systems Management and Operations (TSMO) Award in the Emerging Trends and Technologies category.

ADOT partnered with Verizon to test the viability of using sensors, cameras and wireless connectivity, referred to as vehicle-to-infrastructure, or vehicle-to-everything technology, to deliver critical information about upcoming curves, work zones and slowing traffic.

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According to the report, Susan Anderson, systems technology group manager for ADOT’s transportation systems management and operations division, said the purpose of the pilot project was to help position the department for a day when vehicles are equipped to interact with transportation infrastructure.

During the pilot program, a safety message was sent to a cellphone app as the test driver entered a segment that broadcast an audio alert and notified the driver with a visual alert of the real-time traffic conditions.

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