Transport and logistics 2017


City of Gainsvillend, University of Florida Campus, USA


The University of Florida (UF) and its Transportation Institute (UFTI), the Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT), and the City of Gainesville (CoG) in partnership.


Autonomous vehicles and associated technology

I-STREET is a testbed on the University of Florida campus and its surrounding highway network. The testbed deploy and evaluate numerous advanced technologies including connected and autonomous vehicles, smart devices, and sensors. It will also develop and apply novel applications to enhance mobility and safety. These technologies and their application will work within the existing network and will accommodate the presence of conventional vehicles.

What was tested

Autonomous shuttle service; Autonomous vehicles; Connected Vehicle Technology e; Safety applications using CV systems; Unmanned Aerial Systems in transportation management; Mobility applications for traffic flow; Intelligent parking systems; Freight delivery applications; Improved first- and last-mile connectivity; Data management applications for data sharing and predictive analytics; Potential application of Internet of Things

Testbed purpose

Improve mobility and safety on campus and around Gainesville; Facilitate the development and implementation of advanced technologies invented at the University; Quantify the minimum criteria for operators to safely engage with automated vehicles; Assist industry and foster collaborations for developing and testing prototype technologies; Become a model nationally and internationally for the use of advanced transportation technologies; Leverage the testbed to advance education, technology transfer, and outreach to transportation professionals across the country;


Technology tests occur on actual roadways. Various sensors and technologies are installed at different locations on the Campus, City of Gainesville, and the surrounding roadways.

Use cases

  • Testing innovation for verification and proof-of-concept
  • Capture competitive advantages from frontier technologies

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