Underscoring its commitment to innovation and sustainable transportation options, Transurban has partnered with the Virginia Department of Transportation, Department of Motor Vehicles, Virginia Tech Transportation Institute and HERE, Nokia’s mapping business, on the Virginia Automated Corridors initiative. The new initiative aims to streamline the use of Virginia roads and state-of-the-art test facilities for automated-vehicle testing, certification and development.
Virginia Automated Corridors will allow testing of automated or self-driving vehicles on Virginia roads covering more than 70 miles of interstates and arterials in Northern Virginia.
Transurban will look at opportunities to utilize the 495 and 95 Express Lanes as testing facilities for automated-vehicle developers.
The technology solutions will be aimed to demonstrate possible future technologies that could improve safety, reduce congestion and improve the driving experience for customers.
Virginia Automated Corridors is still in the planning stages – no set timeline or start date has been announced.
For more information on the new initiative, please visit: https://governor.virginia.gov/newsroom/newsarticle?articleId=8526.