2018 Northeast Connected and Autonomous Vehicle Summit

In the years ahead, connected and autonomous vehicle technologies are expected to bring about major changes to the transportation system and travel behavior, which, by extension, could impact future transportation infrastructure needs for States. The range of these impacts will likely be broad, including both direct changes to road use and capacity as well as implications for transportation safety, transit use, and investment in infrastructure projects. With the rapid development of these new technologies also comes a variety of technical, logistical, and societal impacts and challenges. To foster discussions about these impacts and challenges, the University of Connecticut, the Connecticut Department of Transportation and the Federal Highway Administration have come to together to host the 2018 Northeast Connected and Autonomous Vehicles Summit, where these issues can be discussed by the myriad of public and private sector stakeholders attending from the Northeast region. The objectives of this summit are: 1.) Provide federal, state, and local officials the opportunity to learn about the latest advancements in the connected and autonomous vehicle industry; 2.) Provide a forum for discussions between the various stakeholders in the region to plan and unite on transportation policies, programs and economic opportunities that will come as part of the further advancement of connected and autonomous vehicle technologies; and, 3.) Allow investors and inventors the opportunity to meet and explore future opportunities, to advance the Northeast as a leader in connected and autonomous vehicle research and innovation. This Summit will provide a benefit to all the stakeholders as issues associated with connected and autonomous vehicle technologies will be discussed. It will also provide connections for these discussions to continue beyond the event. Presentations and discussions which take place at the Summit could foster future research opportunities and policy development that can resolve or address identified issues.


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    • Status: Active
    • Funding: $56317
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    • Sponsor Organizations:

      Connecticut Department of Transportation

      2800 Berlin Turnpike
      Newington, CT  United States  06131
    • Managing Organizations:

      Connecticut Department of Transportation

      2800 Berlin Turnpike
      Newington, CT  United States  06131
    • Project Managers:

      Kissane, Colleen

    • Performing Organizations:

      University of Connecticut, Storrs

      Connecticut Transportation Institute
      270 Middle Turnpike, Unit 5202
      Storrs, CT  United States  06269-5202
    • Principal Investigators:

      Jackson, Eric

    • Start Date: 20180409
    • Expected Completion Date: 20190630
    • Actual Completion Date: 0

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    Filing Info

    • Accession Number: 01665761
    • Record Type: Research project
    • Source Agency: Connecticut Department of Transportation
    • Contract Numbers: SPR-2311
    • Files: RIP, STATEDOT
    • Created Date: Apr 10 2018 1:15PM