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Federal Highway Administration seeks ‘revolutionary’ tech for highway engineering

Federal Highway Administration seeks ‘revolutionary’ tech for highway engineering

Written by Tajha Chappellet-Lanier
JAN 8, 2020 | FEDSCOOP

The Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) is planning a call for research proposals that could bring about “transformational changes and truly revolutionary advances” in highway engineering.

The announcement is part of FHWA’s Exploratory Advanced Research (EAR) Program, which supports advances in the science and technology of America’s roads. EAR has existed in some form since 1991.

The agency is specifically looking to fund research into three topic areas — blockchain, artificial intelligence and the inclusion of recycled plastics into asphalt.

On blockchain, the agency is interesting in applications of the technology that could help to secure vehicle-to-vehicle communication of connected vehicles, provide data for routing and timing of freight, allow for dynamic highway pricing and more... FULL ARTICLE

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