Connected & Automated Vehicle Program Manager
Virginia Lingham helps to drive the implementation of innovation throughout the Virginia Department of Transportation in her role as Special Assistant to VDOT’s Chief of Innovation; she also leads VDOT’s efforts around corporate consolidation and coordination of all connected and autonomous vehicle initiatives as its Connected and Automated Vehicle Program Manager. Ms. Lingham is a licensed Professional Engineer who holds a B.S. in Industrial Engineering from Wayne State University in Detroit and a M.S. in Transportation Engineering and a Certificate in the Management of Technology from the University of California, Berkeley.
Presentation Title: Virginia Connected Corridor: An Established and Robust Testing Environment for V2I Applications
The Virginia Connected Corridors (VCC) is an established and robust environment to test V2I and V2X applications. To facilitate the real-world development and deployment of connected-vehicle technology, this facility has deployed at maintains nearly 50 roadside equipment units at both intersection and along the highways. Researchers are already implementing connected applications using the VCC, including traveler information, enhanced transit operations, lane closure alerts, and work zone and incident management. Messages are disseminated through the roadside units as well as through VDOT’s Smarter Roads Data Portal. Ms. Lingham will share information about initiatives that are underway to drive the implementation of Connected and Automated Vehicle and Smart City deployments and applications. Ms. Lingham’s presentation will share information about the VCC and touch on other efforts VDOT is pursuing through its Connected and Automated Vehicle Program.