20 July 2022

Expansion of Connected Vehicle Program in Colorado

Colorado Department of Transportation Selects Yunex Traffic to Expand Statewide Connected Vehicle Program

  • Yunex Traffic today announced the Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) has selected the company to provide 150 RSU2X roadside units (RSUs).
  • The one-year project is part of Colorado’s expansion of connected vehicle (CV) technology across more than 400 miles of interstate corridors.
  • The contract includes an option to purchase additional roadside units in additional years.

Austin, TX July 20, 2022 - Yunex Traffic, a global leader in intelligent traffic systems, today announced that the Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) has selected the company as one of two selected vendors to provide equipment and expertise to expand the state’s connected vehicle technology. During the initial one year contract, Yunex will assist the department in deploying, configuring and maintaining 150 of the company’s new signature RSU2X roadside units as part of the CDOT Connected Vehicle (CV) Program’s strategic expansion. CDOT’s federal project represents one of the largest single deployment of RSU2X roadside units to date.

Colorado’s Department of Transportation deployed its first connected vehicles technology in 2016 and the addition of the Yunex roadside units will grow that footprint. CDOT was awarded a federal BUILD grant to install roadside units along more than 400 miles of interstate corridors, and this deployment will allow the agency to collect and transmit safety and traveler messages to connected vehicles statewide. The RSU2X will integrate seamlessly with Colorado DOT’s internally developed Connected Vehicle Ecosystem that was developed from the United States Department of Transportation, Intelligent Transportation System’s Operational Data Environment (ODE). CDOT’s CV data ecosystem is integrated with other critical tools in the CDOT operations, ensuring interoperability and access of Colorado’s safety critical CV data.

Colorado was one of the first states to pioneer cellular-to-everything technology (C-V2X) data communication between vehicles and infrastructure. While the RSU2X is capable of both Dedicated Short Range Communications (DSRC) and cellular data communications, the Yunex supplied roadside units will operate using Colorado’s C-V2X infrastructure.

Yunex Traffic will also provide staff training and configuration and installation assistance to align with CDOT’s CV security protocols. The project work also includes testing and maintenance, and most importantly, the RSU2Xs will come with software capable of signal prioritization for a range of vehicles including buses, snowplows, fire trucks and ambulances. After the initial one-year term, the agreement may be extended for up to four more years with purchase of additional roadside units.

Yunex Traffic is the world’s largest deployer of roadside units. Because the company’s RSUs have been part of multiple successful connected vehicle pilots and have been tested alongside major car companies, the RSU2X will be completely compatible with many automakers’ OEM on-board units (OBUs) beginning with 2023 models.

“At Yunex Traffic, we’re expanding our collaborations all over North America, and we’re thrilled to partner with such an innovative agency,” said Rodney Mathis, President and Managing Director for Yunex Traffic USA. “As the largest roadside unit manufacturer in the world, it’s exciting to work with the Colorado Department of Transportation on one of the largest CV technology deployments to date in the United States.”