About Maryland CAV

Self-driving vehicles have the potential to transform how we live and work – to save lives by reducing traffic crashes, as well as providing more mobility options. To prepare for this changing transportation landscape, Maryland Department of Transportation (MDOT) and its numerous partners are working together to communicate and coordinate as this technology moves forward. MDOT has been actively involved with developments in Connected and Automated Vehicles (CAV) technology for several years, engaging with groups on the national, regional, state, and local level to address issues and ensure CAVs will be safe and reliable.

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Vision for CAV in Maryland

Maryland’s Vision for Connected and Automated Vehicles (CAV) is to uphold and enhance a safe, equitable, convenient, and connected multimodal transportation system for all by delivering collaborative and leading-edge CAV solutions. Maryland is eager to realize the life-saving and economic benefits of CAV technology, while ensuring safety for all. We are embracing CAV technology and innovation through continuing collaboration with partners interested in researching, testing, and implementing CAVs in Maryland.

Maryland CAV Strategic Framework

The Maryland CAV Working Group developed a statewide Maryland CAV Strategic Framework through broad stakeholder input (over 600+ responses) and a public comment period (150+ comments). This document presents a strategic framework for Maryland that is meant to inform, guide, and empower stakeholders to build their own implementation plans for CAV within their work and life environments. Maryland is making a call to action to all State and local agencies, private and academic partners, and the public to create implementation plans that align CAV technology strategies with this Framework and result in improved end-to-end mobility through continued collaboration.

Tracking Accomplishments

Since publication of the Strategic Framework, stakeholders across the state have been actively engaged in advancing CAV development and using the key focus areas as guiding principles. This has helped align our efforts statewide, and through the coordination of the working group key accomplishments will periodically be published.