Administration of Highway and Transportation Agencies. Identify Best Practices for Automated Driving Systems and Other Emerging Technologies

Many state departments of transportation (DOTs) plan and invest resources to improve their ability to mitigate, prepare for, and respond to emergencies; combat climate change; and build transportation systems that provide equitable services, improve multimodal access, and support long‐term resilience. Current technology advances and deployments of connected and automated vehicle (CAV) technologies have the promise of significant system safety, operational improvements and equity and mobility opportunities to address current, unmet needs and support resiliency goals. However, available solutions and applications also pose challenges for infrastructure owners and operators (IOOs) who seek guidance as the learning curve is steep, risk tolerance is low, public perception is skeptical, and resources are constrained in the post‐COVID-19 era. Organizational readiness for automated solutions is becoming paramount and pressing. Many unknowns remain for CAV. These include: the path and timeline to deployment is unclear; the CAV industry continues to evolve, consolidate, and change. While IOOs have limited resources, they are urged to embrace and deploy technologies. The results of this proposed peer exchange are to help IOOs to implement available technologies while achieving the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO) policy goals and related strategies.‐content/uploads/sites/65/2021/10/CAV‐Policy‐Principles‐v4‐press.pdf The objective of this project is to conduct an in-person peer exchange and develop a document that identifies a set of best practices and lessons learned through the peer exchange to help inform DOTs in making practical and feasible technology investment and policy decisions.


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

    Project 20-24(147)

  • 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
  • Project Managers:

    Deng, Zuxuan

  • Performing Organizations:

    Cambridge Systematics, Incorporated

    150 Cambridge Park Drive, Suite 4000
    Cambridge, MA  United States  02140-2369
  • Principal Investigators:

    Rafferty, Peter

  • Start Date: 20240315
  • Expected Completion Date: 20250914
  • Actual Completion Date: 0

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01863187
  • Record Type: Research project
  • Source Agency: Transportation Research Board
  • Contract Numbers: Project 20-24(147)
  • Files: TRB, RIP
  • Created Date: Nov 1 2022 6:04AM