The overarching goal of this project is to lay the groundwork for and begin the development of a Florida Automated, Connected, Electric and Shared (ACES) Transportation System Roadmap. The Roadmap development process, and associated products, will improve communication, collaboration, and coordination, will leverage investments, and position Florida as a leader in the planning, development, deployment, and evaluation of emerging technologies in order to improve the safety and mobility of people and goods. The project will also “lift all boats” by raising and sharing awareness, capabilities, and expertise of the transportation professionals in our state.

Automated Vehicles (AV) are vehicles equipped with advanced sensors (radar, LIDAR, cameras, etc.) and computing abilities to perceive surroundings and activate steering, braking, and acceleration actions without operator input. Through the use of AV and CV applications, safety, and mobility for all modes of travel will improve.

Connected Vehicles (CV) use vehicle-to-vehicle, vehicle-to-infrastructure, and infrastructure-to-vehicle communication to exchange information between vehicles, drivers, the roadside, bicyclists, and pedestrians.

Electric Just as there are a variety of technologies available in conventional vehicles, plug-in electric vehicles (also known as electric cars or EVs) have different capabilities that can accommodate different drivers’ needs. A major feature of EVs is that drivers can plug them in to charge from an off-board electric power source. This distinguishes them from hybrid electric vehicles, which supplement an internal combustion engine with battery power but cannot be plugged in.

Shared mobility the shared use of a vehicle, bicycle, or other mode is an innovative transportation strategy that enables users to gain short-term access to transportation modes on an as-needed basis. The term shared mobility includes various forms of carsharing, bike-sharing, ridesharing (carpooling and vanpooling), and on-demand ride services. It can also include alternative transit services, such as paratransit, shuttles, and private transit services (called micro-transit), which can supplement fixed-route bus and rail services.