Connected and automated vehicles (CAVs) are a growing area of interest in Texas. Pilot programs are popping up in cities across the state, as well as on long stretches of roadways in rural areas. To help Texans get ready for what is coming, Gov. Greg Abbott has directed TxDOT to establish a CAV Task Force. This statewide task force will provide Texans with a single, unified source of information regarding the coordination and advancement of CAV and CAV technologies across the state. Members of the task force will include representatives from other state agencies and public entities, as well as key industry stakeholders.
The Texas Connected and Automated Vehicle Task Force will hold its first meeting in September 2019. This meeting will be an opportunity for industry stakeholders and state leaders to come together and start taking the necessary steps to ensure Texas is ready for what lies ahead.