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Connected and Autonomous Vehicles

  • Issues in Autonomous Vehicle Testing and Deployment — A report from the U.S. Congressional Research Service that describes legislation, as well as obstacles to passing legislation, regarding autonomous vehicles. October 2019.
  • Safe Trucking is Good Business - Embrace Automation — Ways to make trucking safer were discussed in a recent meeting with the U.S. National Transportation Safety Board and the National Private Truck Council. In particular, it was suggested to companies to embrace automation including speed control, adaptive braking, stability control, and advanced driver-assist safety features, such as collision warning, automatic emergency braking, and lane departure warning. These are all currently available and make a big difference in mitigating driver mistakes. October 2019.
  • Automated Vehicles & State Law Enforcement Summit — The Colorado State Patrol (CSP) partnered with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) to host a summit on state law enforcement issues and autonomous vehicles. The intention of the conference was to bring stakeholders together to begin conversations related to the advancement of technology and how these changes impact the law enforcement environment. September 2019.

  • A Pathway to Secure Connections — USDOT is leading the way for research, design, and implementation of a security system for connected and automated vehicle networks. Summer 2019.
  • Automated Vehicles' Effects on State Highway Safety Offices and Law Enforcement — A panel discussion about how automated vehicles (AVs) may affect law enforcement agencies and state highway safety offices is summarized in this report from the Governors' Highway Safety Association. The panel's charge was to discuss the most important issues and to provide recommendations on steps that they should take, in cooperation with other stakeholders involved with AV testing and deployment, to address these issues. August 2019.
  • NHTSA, FMCSA Issue Pre-Rulemaking Proposals for Autonomous Vehicles — An article in Roads & Bridges magazine, June 2019.
  • Automated CMV Policy Development — A presentation by Larry Minor, FMCSA Associate Administrator for Policy, January 2019.
  • FMCSA's Automated Vehicle Research Program Overview — A presentation by Jeff Loftus, FMCSA Division Chief, Technology Division, January 2019.
  • Collaboration between Government and the Private Sector on Advancing Connected and Autonomous Vehicle Testing and Operation in Arizona — A presentation by Kevin Biesty, Deputy Director for Policy, Arizona DOT, November 2018.
    • Arizona DOT Autonomous Vehicles — Overview of testing or operation of self-driving vehicles equipped with an automated driving system on Arizona public roads.
  • Wyoming Connected Vehicle Pilot Deployment Program: Development and Assessment of Human-Machine Interface — A presentation by Mohamed Ahmed, Associate Professor, University of Wyoming, November 2018.
    • Connected Vehicle Pilot Deployment Program — Sponsored by the U.S. Department of Transportation (US DOT), Office of the Assistant Secretary for Research and Technology (OST-R), Intelligent Transportations Systems Joint Program Office (ITS JPO), this program seeks to spur innovation among early adopters of connected vehicle application concepts using the best available and emerging ITS and communications technologies.
    • Wyoming DOT Connected Vehicle Pilot — The US DOT selected Wyoming as one of three locations to test and deploy advanced dedicated short-range communication (DSRC) technology to improve safety and mobility. The Wyoming DOT will use vehicle-to-vehicle (V2V), vehicle-to-infrastructure (V2I), and infrastructure-to-vehicle (I2V) connectivity to improve monitoring and reporting of road conditions to vehicles on I-80.
  • Colorado's Autonomous Mobility Task Force — A presentation by Amy Ford, Chief of Advanced Mobility, Colorado DOT, November 2018.
  • California DMV Autonomous Vehicle Portal — The California DMV has the authority to issue permits for driverless testing or deployment of autonomous vehicles. There are three autonomous vehicle permit options, each with different requirements. A manufacturer can apply for a testing permit, which requires a driver; a driverless testing permit; or a deployment (public use) permit.
  • Preparing for the Future of Transportation: Automated Vehicle (AV) 3.0 — AV 3.0 was developed through the input from a diverse set of stakeholder engagements throughout the Nation. It is structured around three key areas - advancing multi-modal safety, reducing policy uncertainty, and outlining a process for working with U.S. DOT. The U.S. DOT sees AV 3.0 as the beginning of a national discussion about the future of our on-road surface transportation system.
  • Autonomous Maintenance Technology — A partnership between Colorado State University (CSU), the Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT), and others to support and promote collaborative research efforts in the field of autonomous technologies in work zone applications. One recent example is the first-of-its kind work zone vehicle designed to advance safety for roadway maintenance crews. Customarily positioned behind road construction crews in order to protect workers from the traveling public, the Autonomous Impact Protection Vehicle (AIPV) increases work zone safety by removing the driver from a truck that is actually designed to be hit. CDOT has provided its Validation Data Report and its Testing Information Packet that provide details regarding the testing of this vehicle in partnership with CSU.

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