- Fast Facts on CAV Technology
- Maryland Open for Business – CAV Technology
- Automated Vehicle Testing in Maryland
- Maryland Application for Designation of Proving Grounds for Automated Vehicle Pilot
- Maryland Connected and Automated Vehicles (CAV) Working Group
- Other Resources
MDOT has developed a one-stop shop point of entry for all entities interested in CAV in Maryland – an Expression of Interest direct from this page. The process facilitates dialogue with potential partner companies – each with their unique circumstances involving CAVs – to better understand the needs of the entity and to help ensure safety is prioritized. Each testing scenario is unique, and we are ready and willing to work with organizations interested in collaborating on connected and automated vehicle technology. Begin the discussion by clicking here to complete the expression of interest.
Maryland Locations to Enable Testing Sites (LETS) for CAV
Recently, MDOT submitted an application to the U.S. Department of Transportation to designate a portion of the Interstate 95 corridor in Maryland – from Aberdeen Proving Ground to the Fort Meade/University of Maryland region -- as a future Automated Vehicle testing and deployment area. The application was in response to USDOT’s notice of intent to designate a select number of “proving grounds” across the country, which will help accelerate the development of AV technology to achieve a better understanding of the long-term impacts of self-driving vehicles.
USDOT did not select MDOT’s application, but did select the Army Test Center at Aberdeen Proving Ground (APG) as a designated Proving Ground on January 19, 2017. APG was selected as one of ten areas out of 60 that applied, and APG submitted an application of their own while also supporting the MDOT application. MDOT is current engaged with APG and exploring ways to collaborate on this exciting opportunity for Maryland.
In 2015, Maryland Transportation Secretary Pete Rahn established the Connected and Automated Vehicles (CAV) Working Group as the central point of coordination for the development and deployment of emerging CAV technologies in Maryland. The Working Group handles strategic planning for MDOT concerning connected and automated vehicles. The group includes a diverse membership of transportation stakeholders, including elected officials, state and local agency representatives, highway safety organizations, representatives from the private sector and automotive industry. The group evaluates the latest research, tracks federal and state laws, policies and programs, and coordinates with other agencies, organizations and businesses to set the course for the future of automated and connected vehicles in Maryland.
A subgroup of representatives from the Working Group will meet as needed to further discuss policy and legislative issues, and to oversee development and maintenance of the processes and policies for test permitting on Maryland owned infrastructure. This subgroup is comprised of agency personnel representing the different MDOT transportation business units (TBU’s), Maryland State Police and interested organizations from the Working Group.
A subgroup of representatives from the Working Group will meet as needed to further discuss technical and operational issues, and to oversee the actual testing of HAV’s on Maryland owned infrastructure. This subgroup is comprised of agency personnel representing the different MDOT TBU’s and Maryland State Police.
The Working Group can assign tasks to the Policy or Technical Subcommittees in order to facilitate action on open issues, concerns, or ideas.
- December 17, 2015
- February 29, 2016
- May 16, 2016
- June 17, 2016
- August 3, 2016
- October 12, 2016
- December 1, 2016
- May 2, 2017 Meeting
- August 28, 2017 Meeting
- October 30, 2017 Meeting
- December 18, 2017