In 2022, there were 3,256 fatal and 161,601 injury crashes officially reported within the State of Florida. For over 90% of these crashes, driver error could be a potential contributing factor. FDOT has invested greatly into infrastructure countermeasures, education, and enforcement efforts to reduce all crashes. FDOT is now exploring technology as a potential approach to alert and assist drivers via connected vehicle messaging by establishing a visionary connected and automated vehicles (CAV) and emerging technologies (ET) program. As part of that program, FDOT is developing a Vehicle-to-Everything Data Exchange Platform (V2X DEP) to exchange data from the CAV, Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS) and Advanced Traffic Management Systems (ATMS) infrastructure with the original equipment manufacturers (OEM), navigation app providers, and other industry stakeholders.
With early planning in the years 2018-19, FDOT advertised an Invitation to Negotiate (ITN) procurement approach in 2020 and obtained numerous responses. Based on this competitive solicitation, FDOT selected a team with Southwest Research Institute (SwRI) as the lead to develop the V2X DEP.