Guidance on Risks Related to Emerging and Disruptive Transportation Technologies

Emerging technologies, including connected and automated vehicles, bring a long list of potential challenges to state departments of transportation (DOTs) and other agencies that own and manage the existing infrastructure. Significant uncertainty exists about which changes are most likely to occur and where the largest impacts could be, hampering an effective national alignment in policy and approach. While many emerging technologies are of interest, those seen as most critical are Connected Automated Vehicles (CAVs), Electric Vehicles and the necessary infrastructure for their operation, Mobility on Demand (MoD)/Mobility as a Service (MaaS), and Advanced Air Mobility. The objectives of this research are to (1) develop a register of risks to state and local transportation agencies and their constituents posed by the emerging technologies of CAVs, electric vehicles, MoD/MaaS, and Advanced Air Mobility, (2) recommend approaches agencies can use to prioritize those risks, and (3) identify policies and actions to address the risks along with the potential impacts of those policies and actions. Risks shall include those to the public (e.g., safety, privacy, security, inclusion, equity, mobility, public health, and acceptance) and the agency (e.g., workforce, budget, tort liability, data governance, and changes in mission or role).


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  • Status: Proposed
  • Funding: $500000
  • Contract Numbers:

    Project 23-15

  • 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

  • Start Date: 20210906
  • Expected Completion Date: 0
  • Actual Completion Date: 0

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01739667
  • Record Type: Research project
  • Source Agency: Transportation Research Board
  • Contract Numbers: Project 23-15
  • Files: TRB, RIP
  • Created Date: May 18 2020 3:05PM