Advisory Council on Automated Transportation

The State of Iowa has taken a proactive approach to preparing for increasing levels of vehicle automation on Iowa roadways. In partnership with the Iowa Department of Transportation (DOT), the University of Iowa (UI), and Iowa State University (ISU) have undertaken several activities and proofs-of-concepts to carefully identify and consider various elements of the deployments of connected and automated vehicles (AV) and advanced roadside technologies. These activities, along with recent developments, have highlighted the importance of establishing a cohesive working group or advisory council in Iowa dedicated to the strategic oversight of connected and automated transportation systems. This council would serve as the focal point of topics and activities related broadly to connected and AV technologies as part of a “safe, reliable, and efficient transportation system that is AV Ready.” Organization of such a council provides the State the ability to not only strategically plan and consider the deployment of automated transportation technologies, but also quickly respond to unforeseen issues and topics that present themselves as these technologies continue to evolve. Under support and guidance from the Iowa DOT, the research team proposes that the UI take the support and administrative role in organizing the activities of an Iowa Advisory Council on Automated Transportation.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Task 1: Draft Advisory Scope and Goals Task 2: Form Iowa Advisory Council on Automated Transportation Task 3: Iowa Advisory Council Strategic Vision and First Year Report


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  • Status: Completed
  • Funding: $98492
  • Contract Numbers:


  • Sponsor Organizations:

    Iowa Department of Transportation

    800 Lincoln Way
    Ames, IA  United States  50010
  • Managing Organizations:

    University of Iowa, Iowa City

    102 Church Street
    Iowa City, IA  United States  52242
  • Project Managers:

    Matulac, Donna

  • Performing Organizations:

    University of Iowa, Iowa City

    102 Church Street
    Iowa City, IA  United States  52242
  • Principal Investigators:

    McGehee, Daniel

  • Start Date: 20180319
  • Expected Completion Date: 20190228
  • Actual Completion Date: 0

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01665527
  • Record Type: Research project
  • Source Agency: Iowa Department of Transportation
  • Contract Numbers: ITS-000-T(40)--25-00
  • Files: RIP, STATEDOT
  • Created Date: Apr 2 2018 1:06PM