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Smart Airports and Connected Vehicle Technology

Assigned to Hunter McCracken
Last Edited by Mike Salamone

Evaluate the potential impacts to airport operations of connected vehicle technologies, including vehicle-to-vehicle (V2V) and vehicle-to-infrastructure (V2I) communications.

Background (Describe the current situation or problem in the industry, and how your idea would address it.)

The recent emergence of smart cities and, more specifically, smart infrastructure has spawned the acceleration of connected, responsive, intelligent, and data-driven systems that respond to the needs of users in real time. These connected technology systems applied to an airport environment provide opportunities to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of existing operations and develop new services, paving the way for improved landside and airside operations and user experiences.

Connected Vehicle applications, including vehicle-to-vehicle (V2V) and vehicle-to-infrastructure (V2I) communications, are rapidly being developed and deployed in the broader transportation system. Little thought, however, has been given to the impact these connected vehicle technologies can have on airport landside traffic operations, congestion, or safety, nor on the potential benefits to airside operations. Research is needed to evaluate how existing connected vehicle technology can improve airport operations, on both land and airsides, to improve safety, efficiency and a better overall customer experience.

Objective (What is the desired product or result that will help the airport industry?)

Evaluate the potential impacts to airport operations of connected vehicle technologies, including vehicle-to-vehicle (V2V) and vehicle-to-infrastructure (V2I) communications.

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