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THEA is recruiting participants for the THEA CV Pilot and new rebates will be offered to volunteers in 2021.

If you would like to continue to be a part of the THEA Connected Vehicle Pilot, you can save up to $550! More details coming up soon. Sign up for our eNewsletter to stay updated.

THEA Connected Vehicle Pilot

Since September 2015, the Tampa Hillsborough Expressway Authority (THEA) has been working with the United States Department of Transportation (USDOT) as a Connected Vehicle (CV) Pilot site. The THEA CV Pilot was the only program in the country implementing real-time, Vehicle-to-Infrastructure (V2I), and Vehicle-to-Vehicle (V2V) communications.

The CV Pilot was so successful that the USDOT has asked THEA to continue on to the next phase in the Connected Vehicle space and begin working with the auto industry manufacturers. THEA is proud to announce that it is collaborating with Honda R&D Americas, LLC, Hyundai America Technical Center, Inc. and Toyota Motor North America to deploy vehicles with connected vehicle technology already installed. Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEMs) vehicles and hardware provide the next evolution of delivering safer transportation.

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During the pilot, alerts warned 14 wrong-way drivers on the REL ramp, helped drivers avoid 9 potential trolley crashes, and gave approximately 1,500-speed advisories a month on the Selmon Expressway exit ramps.

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