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Penn State and partners researching how to safely integrate automated vehicles into work zones

Beginning in 2020, researchers at Penn State will study how to safely integrate automated driving systems into work zones, with the ultimate goal of reducing work zone accidents and fatalities.

The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT), universities and public sector organizations recently received an $8.4 million grant for this project from the U.S. Department of Transportation. The team will study connectivity, visibility and high-definition mapping technologies in relation to automated vehicles (AVs).

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