Smart mobility is an exciting evolution for our industry. It will allow us to alleviate congestion, increase traveler safety and protect our environment. While advanced CAV and ITS plans might not be in reach for every agency today, preparing now can help you seize smart mobility benefits more quickly in the future.


Building your unique strategic CAV implementation plan is the first step toward citizen journeys without stress, challenge or uncertainty. Align emerging solutions with your needs and goals to propel your organization toward successful smart mobility.

This white paper focuses on the ‘how’ when it comes to building a strategic implementation plan.

Six steps for achieving a strategic vision for connected and autonomous vehicles (CAV)

Create your CAV vision

Create a vision that is unique to your area. Identify your statewide and regional mobility needs, including specific objectives for ITS and CAV planning.

Assess your current ITS infrastructure

A thorough understanding of your ITS network will help define realistic project scopes and establish consistency.

Review industry initiatives

Review plans from other state, federal and international organizations to see what you can use to enhance your region’s mobility environments.

Determine CAV opportunities

After you’ve thoroughly examined the latest mobility, safety and environmental applications, consider how they might enhance mobility in your organization’s environments.

Secure funding

For some organizations, successfully integrating CAV with infrastructure represents a mighty investment, and there will be plenty of questions on how to cover the tab.

Give smart mobility the greenlight

With funding in place, begin laying your foundation for smart mobility success. Start by viewing the targeted projects through institutional, policy, and technical lenses.



Smart mobility is an exciting evolution for our industry. It has the potential to alleviate congestion, increase traveler safety and protect our environment. While advanced CAV plans might not be in reach for every agency today, preparing now can help you seize smart mobility benefits more quickly in the future.

Akhil Chauhan

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Akhil Chauhan, National Director of Smart Mobility and CAV

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