July 21, 2019
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The New Jersey Department of Transportation is using a $322,461 Accelerated Innovation Deployment or AID grant from the Federal Highway Administration to fund a research project that aims to turn vehicles into roving weather reporters – one of 10 such AID grants FHWA recently announced.

The agency said on Sept. 17 it will equip up to 20 NJDOT vehicles with dashboard cameras and sensors that will collect and feed weather data directly to supervisors, allowing for improved “situational awareness” of road conditions and to help the agency respond faster and more efficiently to weather events year-round.

“This Federal grant allows us to test new technology so we can better manage our roadways ahead of storms, and enhance safety for the motoring public,” noted NJDOT Commissioner Diane Gutierrez-Scaccetti in a statement, adding that the AID grant “complements” an initiative to a statewide “smart” transportation framework.

NJDOT noted that, earlier this summer, New Jersey was selected as one of five states to participate in a national smart communities learning lab, being held later this year in Chicago.

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