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NDSU Researchers Publish Framework to Guide Implementation of Transportation Technologies

Posted: Mar 16, 2020

Researchers at North Dakota State University's Upper Great Plains Transportation Institute have developed a framework to help transportation planners and policy-makers guide strategies for implementing technologies for automated, connected, electrified and shared mobility.

The framework, developed by Raj Bridgelall and Denver Tolliver, was described in the paper, "A Cognitive Framework to Plan for the Future of Transportation," recently published in the journal, Transportation Planning and Technology.

"Automated, connected, electrified, and shared mobility will be cornerstones of the transportation future. Research to quantify the potential benefits and drawbacks of practice, and to identify barriers to adoption is the first step in any strategic plan for their adoption," Bridgelall notes. "However, uncertainties, complexity, interdependence, and the multidisciplinary nature of emerging transportation technologies make it difficult to organize and identify focused research. This work will help planners and policy-makers organize broad topics, reveal challenges, discover ideas for solutions, quantify potential impacts, and identify implications to guide strategies for implementing these technologies."

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