Wireless roads? UDOT receives $20M to deploy new ‘V2X’ tech that could connect cars, roads

On Thursday, the Utah Department of Transportation was awarded a $20 million grant to start employing vehicle-to-everything — or V2X — technology in Utah.

According to UDOT, V2X technology “uses sensors and wireless connectivity so vehicles can connect to and communicate with drivers and their surroundings to enhance road safety, mobility, and efficiency.”

The grant — awarded by the U.S. Department of Transportation — is expected to help UDOT, the Wyoming Department of Transportation, and the Colorado Department of Transportation to create a connected network that is both seamless and reliable, UDOT said…

UDOT will be using the funding to bring that technology throughout the state as well as the Denver Metro area, I-70 from Denver to the Utah border, I-25 throughout Colorado, and I-80 through all of Wyoming.

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