The Central Florida AV Proving Ground consists of multiple existing and planned facilities that will offer the most comprehensive testing arenas. From simulation at state-of-the-art universities, to “test tracks” offering extreme environmental and controlled scenario testing, to open deployment on select roadways, having these capabilities within one proving ground creates a more robust result for best safety practices and validation of automated transportation technology.
Understanding the need to disseminate the results obtained on the proving ground, the Partnership will collaborate with the Community of Practice and share findings on local, regional and national platforms. Each Partnership member will participate in regularly scheduled meetings to coordinate efforts, update safety reviews, and continue to develop the proving ground.
Driver Assisted Truck Platooning (DATP)
ATTAIN Central Florida
SR 434 CV Pilot
FRAME CV Testing
Since CV/AV technology is a new and rapidly evolving, and design standards and specifications are under development, a three-phased testing plan for the FRAME project is currently underway. Those three phases are signal shop (lab) testing, TERL testing, and on-site testing. District Five has recently undergone the lab testing component. The goal of this test was to evaluate communication between devices (primarily conversion of NTCIP to SAE J3725) and compatibility with existing infrastructure to ensure interoperability of applications across the District. In a lab environment, the various RSUs and OBUs were tested to determine if full end-to-end communication such as basic safety messages (BSMs), map messages (MAP), and signal phasing and timing (SPaT) data were being transmitted and received successfully. The lab setup included four (4) controller manufacturers, seven (7) RSU manufacturers, and five (5) OBU manufacturers devices.
Lab tours and presentations were conducted with the goal of providing attendees with an opportunity to see the first phase of the signal shop testing in person. To access a copy of the presentation, click here.
Both lab and field testing are currently being undertaken. This would involve mounting the RSUs at viable intersections given the various controller types available by county. While out on the field, the testing of the various messages described above with the addition of emergency vehicle pre-emption (EVP) as well as TSP will be done. Checks and balances will be validated to ensure that the equipment works within a “live” environment.