The Illinois Autonomous and Connected Track (I-ACT) will be a first-of-its-kind facility to collectively feature a high-speed test track for electrified, connected, and autonomous vehicles under simulated mobility environments (urban, suburban, and rural areas) and all-weather conditions. I-ACT, led by the Illinois Center for Transportation (ICT), will be the flagship investment of a consortium of public and private sector partners who are building the future of mobility and will focus on the safe and reliable deployment of smart mobility technologies as well as connected and electrified infrastructure. I-ACT can offer core flexible canvas to support the real-world testing of operations and performance, while prioritizing safety, reducing traffic congestion, and battling climate change through electrification.
I-ACT will help position Illinois, the hub of global freight multimodal mobility, as the leader for testing and commercializing solutions for emerging sectors in smart mobility, electrification, clean energy, connectivity, autonomy, freight, and supply-chain logistics. The mission of I-ACT strongly aligns with the State's economic development goals at large by attracting mobility and technology industries, develop workforce training and new jobs, and outline needed protocols and policies.