CAV Corridor opens in southeast Michigan

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This week, Michigan Cavnue and the state of Michigan announced the opening of the initial phase of the I-94 Connected and Automated Vehicle (CAV) Corridor, a first-of-its-kind smart road between Ann Arbor and Detroit.

The three-mile corridor offers drivers an opportunity to interact with and benefit from the project that places Michigan in the center of transportation innovation, officials said.

“Cavnue’s completion of the work to launch a pilot project on I-94 between Ann Arbor and Detroit will keep Michigan on the cutting edge of mobility,” Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer said. “As we compete to lead the future of advanced automotive manufacturing, our infrastructure must keep up too. Today’s new corridor will help us achieve our goals with lanes designed to test and deploy connected and autonomous vehicles. Let’s keep working together to secure our position as the auto capital of the world by keeping our foot on the accelerator to pursue new ideas.”

The I-94 CAV Corridor is designed with a combination of advanced digital and physical infrastructure that includes sensors, advanced wireless communications and a digital twin of the roadway. Officials said the roadway will not only communicate with smart vehicles but will be able to communicate issues like traffic incidents to the Michigan Department of Transportation and to emergency responders which will help MDOT improve operations and maintenance on the road and reduce incident response times.

“This is an incredibly exciting and energizing moment for Cavnue, as we launch the pilot of our flagship project right here in southeast Michigan,” Tyler Duvall, co-founder and CEO of Cavnue, said. “Since our founding, Cavnue has been focused on building the country’s smartest and safest roads, starting with Michigan. Both the State of Michigan and the Michigan Department of Transportation have shown tremendous foresight in backing a project to not only future-proof one of the state’s busiest roadways but also improve safety, mobility and access along the corridor today.”