Policy and Planning Actions to Internalize Societal Impacts of CV and AV Systems into Market Decisions

Vehicle manufacturers and third-party vendors are continually introducing new automated vehicle (AV) technologies into the marketplace. Connected vehicle (CV) technologies are also moving towards implementation, with NHTSA rule-making being a key driver. Vehicles that are increasingly automated and connected (to each other and/or to infrastructure) offer many benefits in areas such as safety, mobility, and environment. However, there is a gap between the consumer benefits that motivate vehicle manufacturers and owners and the societal benefits that motivate public agencies. Without action by governments, there is a risk that some of the public benefits from these transformative technologies will not be realized. In similar situations, state, regional, and local governments have exercised their authority to make policies or plans in order to internalize public benefits in private-sector decisions. Low emission vehicles have been incentivized with access to HOV facilities, for example. Preferential parking now accompanies public parking for electric vehicles. The objective of this research was to identify and describe policy and planning actions at the state, regional, and local levels that could help societal impacts (including impacts on transportation system owner/operators) of connected vehicle (CV) and automated vehicle (AV) technologies to be internalized in market decisions made by individuals and organizations. The CV and AV technologies should include those being developed for all modes (e.g., cars, trucks, transit, bicycles, and pedestrians) and the interfaces between them.


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  • Status: Completed
  • Funding: $400000
  • Contract Numbers:


  • Sponsor Organizations:

    National Cooperative Highway Research Program

    Transportation Research Board
    500 Fifth Street, NW
    Washington, DC  United States  20001

    American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO)

    444 North Capitol Street, NW
    Washington, DC  United States  20001

    Federal Highway Administration

    1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
    Washington, DC  United States  20590
  • Performing Organizations:

    Texas A&M Transportation Institute

  • Principal Investigators:

    Goodin, Ginger

  • Start Date: 20151103
  • Expected Completion Date: 20170502
  • Actual Completion Date: 0

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01781467
  • Record Type: Research project
  • Source Agency: Transportation Research Board
  • Contract Numbers: 20-102(01)
  • Files: TRB, RIP
  • Created Date: Sep 8 2021 8:53PM