Collaboration with Industry

MDOT has a one-stop shop point of entry for all entities interested in CAV in Maryland. The process facilitates dialogue with potential partner companies – each with their unique circumstances involving CAVs – to better understand the needs of the entity and to help ensure safety is prioritized.

Collaboration on CAV Research, Testing & Implementation in Maryland ​

Begin the Discussion​

MDOT has a one-stop shop point of entry for all entities interested in CAV in Maryland. The process facilitates dialogue with potential partner companies – each with their unique circumstances involving CAVs – to better understand the needs of the entity and to help ensure safety is prioritized. The Expression of Interest form is the starting point that opens the door to all of the relevant public-sector agencies to actively engage, communicate, and coordinate. Complete an online Expression of Interest (EOI) form.

HAV permit process​

Through the Working Group, MDOT developed a permit process for testing highly automated vehicles (HAV) on Maryland roadways. For those entities, MDOT stands ready to help you through the HAV permit process​. Entities’ requests, requirements, and timing can be identified during the follow-up dialogue after submission of an EOI. MDOT realizes each testing scenario is unique, and we are ready and willing to work with organizations interested in collaborating on connected and automated vehicle technology to better understand the needs of the entity and to help ensure safety is prioritized.

Maryland Locations to Enable Testing Sites (LETS) for CAV​

Explore sites in Maryland that offer opportunities to test connected and automated vehicle technologies and be informed on where connected vehicle road-side units are actively pushing out safety messages.
These sites offer a variety of testing scenarios and conditions put together by MDOT and its partners.