Necessary Infrastructure Accommodations for Automated Trucks and Truck Platoons

This project is intended to get a clearer understanding of key topics including the infrastructure needed to adopt autonomous trucking and platooning as well as the status of the industry itself. The advancement of autonomous technology offers benefits such as the ability to mitigate the shortage of drivers, lower fuel consumption, and lower emissions released. However, the technology to make driverless trucks a reality requires US roads to be modified in order for the two to exchange information. Another challenge is the changing industry, from start-ups dissolving, technological advancement, and news of incidents involving autonomous vehicles, it becomes a question of when driverless trucks will enter the roads and how it is going to be received by the public. TTI researchers will identify and survey the appropriate stakeholders to gather information pertaining to specific infrastructure needs, challenges, solutions, and economic and policy considerations.


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    • Status: Active
    • Funding: $150000
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    • Sponsor Organizations:

      Office of the Assistant Secretary for Research and Technology

      University Transportation Centers Program
      Department of Transportation
      Washington, DC  United States  20590
    • Managing Organizations:

      National Center for Infrastructure Transformation

      Prairie View A&M University
      Prairie View, TX  United States  77446
    • Performing Organizations:

      Texas A&M Transportation Institute

      Texas A&M University System
      3135 TAMU
      College Station, TX  United States  77843-3135
    • Principal Investigators:

      Morgan, Curtis

      Prieto, Bill

    • Start Date: 20230901
    • Expected Completion Date: 20250228
    • Actual Completion Date: 0
    • USDOT Program: University Transportation Centers Program
    • Source Data: 01-16-TTI

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    Filing Info

    • Accession Number: 01893183
    • Record Type: Research project
    • Source Agency: National Center for Infrastructure Transformation
    • Contract Numbers: 69A3552344813
    • Files: UTC, RIP
    • Created Date: Sep 13 2023 1:56PM