Develop Roadway and Parking Design Criteria to Accommodate Automated and Autonomous Vehicles

The use of autonomous vehicles in the U.S. is approaching, and Texas should be a leader in infrastructure to accommodate autonomous vehicles.This includes pick-up/drop-off lanes, changes in parking infrastructure, and changes in roadway design that will be cost-efficient and accommodate vehicles that will drive themselves safely. TxDOT should conduct research into the best practices for accommodating AVs in the scenario of a mix of AVs and traditional vehicles on the roadway until the state of full automation in all vehicles. UTSA will research and propose updates to Texas roadway design standards, given the emerging landscape of autonomous vehicles. The team will research and model changes in standards of lane widths, parking requirements (including new types of parking infrastructure), lane designations, and other roadway design elements to determine the most efficient outcomes.

Language

  • English

Project

  • Status: Active
  • Funding: $328,696
  • Contract Numbers:

    0-7080

  • Sponsor Organizations:

    Texas Department of Transportation

    125 E. 11th Street
    Austin, TX  United States  78701-2483
  • Managing Organizations:

    Texas Department of Transportation

    125 E. 11th Street
    Austin, TX  United States  78701-2483
  • Project Managers:

    Steele, Joanne

  • Performing Organizations:

    University of Texas at San Antonio

    One UTSA Circle
    San Antonio, TX  United States  78249
  • Principal Investigators:

    Sharif, Hatim

  • Start Date: 20200901
  • Expected Completion Date: 20220831
  • Actual Completion Date: 0

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01766401
  • Record Type: Research project
  • Source Agency: Texas Department of Transportation
  • Contract Numbers: 0-7080
  • Files: RIP, STATEDOT
  • Created Date: Mar 2 2021 2:16PM