Development of Cooperative Automation Capabilities: CARMA Multimodal Development and Testing

Building upon the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) Open Source CARMA Platform and Cloud Prototype, enhanced and new integrated L2/3 maneuvers and capabilities will be developed for several cooperative dynamic driving task algorithms supporting arterial and freeway operational strategies. The vision for CARMA is to encourage collaboration and partnerships with university and industry stakeholders by developing in the open with the goal of understanding benefits for cooperative automation by improving transportation efficiency and safety through early industry adoption. CARMA takes a multi-modal approach, focusing on integrating the CARMA platform on an Automated Driving System (ADS), for both cars and trucks, and develop a proof-of-concept for cooperative interaction with road infrastructure. This project will develop cooperative automated driving applications and improved algorithms to support TSMO use cases and capabilities leading towards deployment. The agile software development process and the use of GitHub to develop in the open is a key element for collaboration that will support early industry adoption. This project also will utilize a diverse team of national experts from both public and private sectors, through several established partnerships to accelerate the technology transfer and deployment of cooperative automated driving applications on state highways.

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    • USDOT Research Hub DisplayID 157719


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  • Status: Active
  • Funding: $2000000
  • Sponsor Organizations:

    Intelligent Transportation Systems - Joint Program Office

  • Managing Organizations:

    Federal Highway Administration

    Mclean, VA  United States  22101
  • Project Managers:

    Lochrane, Taylor

  • Start Date: 20200601
  • Expected Completion Date: 20211130
  • Actual Completion Date: 0
  • USDOT Program: Automation
  • Subprogram: Program Support

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01864206
  • Record Type: Research project
  • Source Agency: Department of Transportation
  • Files: RIP, USDOT
  • Created Date: Nov 17 2022 11:56AM