NC Transportation Center of Excellence on Connected and Autonomous Vehicle Technology (NC-CAV)

Sponsors, Stakeholders and Partners

The North Carolina Department of Transportation (NCDOT) is responsible for all modes of transportation in the state, including highways, rail, aviation, ferries, public transit, and bicycle and pedestrian. NCDOT also includes the Division of Motor Vehicles, the Governor’s Highway Safety Program, State Ports Authority, Global TransPark, and Turnpike Authority. NCDOT is the major sponsor of NC-CAV.

Downtown Greensboro Incorporated (DGI) is an economic development organization focused on stimulating investment and activity in Greensboro center city. DGI’s primary focus is to lead the development of Downtown Greensboro. DGI provides funding and logistics to NCCAV Center to prototype a CAV testbed.

The City's Department of Transportation (GDOT) seeks to increase public safety and mobility through the effective planning, construction and maintenance of transportation infrastructure and operation of municipal transit. Services provided to residents, businesses and visitors include traffic signals and signs, transportation planning, parking, street lighting, sidewalks and bikeways. GDOT supports NC-CAV by providing the logistics for testing the developed CAV testbeds in Greensboro.

The National Institute of Aerospace (NIA) is a non-profit research institute headquartered in Hampton, Virginia, near NASA's Langley Research Center. NC-CAV researchers have access to NASA Langley research facility through NIA for developing and simulating on-demand mobility services.

The Wireless Research Center (WRC) is a private nonprofit research center dedicated to developing products and services that advance wireless technology innovation. WRC provides NC-CAV with the access to portable towers that can serve as mobile base stations to support the connection between the autonomous cars or communication links to UAVs for aerial monitoring.

Verizon Wireless is an American telecommunications company that offers wireless products and services. Verizon provides 5G communication and the required technical support to connect the V2V and V2I in NC-CAV testbeds.

National Instruments Corporation (NI) is an American multinational company, which produces automated test equipment and virtual instrumentation software. NI provides NC-CAV researchers with access to key measurement, control, test, and hardware-in-the-loop simulation technologies and the required technical assistance, training, and support associated with NI’s technologies.

General Motors Co. is an American multinational corporation that manufactures, markets, and distributes vehicles and vehicle parts, and sells financial services. GM supports NC-CAV by providing technologies and technical support for the development of autonomous vehicles.