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Implementing Solutions from Transportation Research and Evaluating Emerging Technologies (I-STREET)

The University of Florida (UF) and its Transportation Institute (UFTI), the Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT), and the City of Gainesville (CoG) have partnered to create the I-STREET living lab on the UF campus and surrounding highway network. The testbed deploys and evaluates numerous advanced technologies including connected and autonomous vehicles, smart devices, and sensors. lt also develops and applies novel applications to enhance mobility and safety. These technologies and their application work within the existing network and accommodate the presence of conventional vehicles.

The legend and map below indicate the various I-STREET projects undertaken at the UFTI.

In summary, the I-STREET testbed deploys the following:

  • Autonomous shuttle
  • 129 Road Side Unites (RSUs)
    • 1-75 FRAME project
    • Gainesville SPaT Trapezium project
  • 56 On Board Units (OBUs)
    • Gainesville SPaT Trapezium project
  • 5 Fisheye cameras
  • Autonomous vehicle

The main goals of the testbed are to:

  • Facilitate the development and implementation of advanced technologies
  • Foster collaboration with industry wishing to test and further enhance their own technologies
  • Improve mobility and safety on campus and around Gainesville
  • Quantify the minimum criteria for operators to safely engage with automated vehicles
  • To become a model nationally and internationally for the use of advanced technologies to enhance transportation.