Hawaii launches four-year, $6 million connected vehicle pilot project

A new partnership between the Hawaii Department of Transportation, the Federal Highway Administration, the University of Hawaii and several transportation technology companies will transform a section of Honolulu into a $6 million, four-year long connected-vehicle data laboratory, the university announced on Tuesday.

Operating on a five-mile stretch of road in the city that covers 34 intersections, the pilot project will install technology that tracks how many cars, bicyclists and pedestrians that pass on the streets and sidewalks, as well as how fast and what type of vehicles are passing through.