Breakout 12: Testing Connected and Automated Vehicles (CAVs): Accelerating Innovation, Integration,

Breakout 12: Testing Connected and Automated Vehicles (CAVs): Accelerating Innovation, Integration, Deployment and Sharing Results

Tuesday, July 11, 1:30 PM – 5:30 PM
Continental 8

Organizers:

  • Shannon Barnes, CSG Government Solutions
  • Jennifer Carter, HERE
  • Andrea Gold, University of Texas, Austin, Center for Transportation Research
  • Mathieu Joerger, University of Arizona Transportation Research Institute
  • Cynthia Jones, Ohio Department of Transportation
  • James Li, Oak Ridge National Research Laboratory
  • Taylor Lochrane, FHWA Office of Operations Research and Development
  • Barry Pekilis, Transport Canada 
  • Valerie Shuman, Shuman Consulting Group, LLC
  • Junhua Wang, Tongji University

Organizers

Description This session will explore opportunities and best practices regarding connected and automated vehicles (CAV) testing throughout the industry. CAVs offer the promise of improved safety and performance, compared to the current human driver paradigm. Both closed course and open road testing are critical components of technology evaluation, improvement, integration and acceptance. Diversity of testing sites and attributes will multiply the scenarios tested and mitigate operating risk once the technology is implemented. The USDOT has cited acceleration of learning and development expected from the mandatory Community of Practice within their Automated Vehicle Proving Ground Pilot Program.

We will include US and international speakers and participants from CAV experts, the USDOT AV Proving Grounds Pilot network, and other closed course and open road sites. The following items are the foundation of our session planning:

  • Education, Sharing and Collaboration Opportunities
    • Safety: testers and public
    • Interoperability including V2V and V2I
    • Testing Standards and Procedures
    • Diverse sites: density, weather, scenarios, communications, closed course/open road
    • Expand Community of Practice
  • Share Best Practices
  • Highway Operations
    • Public/Private Partnerships
    • Initial Development of testing sites
    • Provide and share results

Goals

  • Showcase diverse CAV Proving Grounds
  • Understand various purposes of CAV Proving Grounds (e.g., Closed, open, urban, cross border)
  • Understand planned outcomes of CAV Proving Grounds (e.g., functional innovation, roadworthiness certification, digital infrastructure interoperability)
  • Explore roles and partnerships for different types of testing (public/private/academic, military, standards bodies, global, etc.)

Outputs

  • Summary for TRB proceedings, including workshop results
  • Chapter for Road Vehicle Automation Series of AVS Highlights
  • Research Needs or Synthesis Statements (as defined)
  • Expand the Community of Practice
  • Next Steps for Collaboration
  • Document Cyber Security impacts and issues

1:30 PM- 1:35 PM Welcome and Overview
Cynthia Jones – Ohio Department of Transportation

1:35 PM – 2:30 PM CAV Proving Grounds Showcase
Moderator  Andrea Gold, University of Texas, Austin, Center for Transportation
Research

Presentations
Reflections

  • Texas Automated Vehicle Proving Ground Partnership, Bryan, Austin and San Antonio, Texas
  • GoMentum Station, Concord, California 
  • SunTrax and the Central Florida Automated Vehicle Partnership, Orlando, Florida
  • Iowa AV Proving Grounds, Iowa City, Iowa
  • UK Centre for Connected and Autonomous Vehicles, United Kingdom: London (Greenwich), Coventry, Milton Keynes, Bristol, Oxford, Cranfield interurban roads
  • GoMentum Station Contra Costa Transportation Authority, Concord, California

2:30 PM – 3:30 PM Roles and Partnerships Panel
Moderator – Taylor Lochrane, USDOT FHWA Office of Operations Research and Development

Introductory panel

  •  Hajime Amano, ITS Japan
  • Maxime Flament, ERTICO
  • Brett Roubinek, Transportation Research Center

Jam session – Table discussions
Report out and feedback

3:30 PM – 4:00 PM Break

4:00 PM – 5:00 PM CAV Path to Collaboration Panel
Moderator – Valerie Shuman, Shuman Consulting Group, LLC

Introductory panel

  • Carla Bailo, The Ohio State University 
  • Ed Bradley, Toyota Motor North America
  • Sondra Rosenberg, Nevada Department of Transportation

Jam session – table discussions
Report out and feedback
Draft next steps for collaboration

5:00 PM – 5:30 PM Lightening Round
Moderator – Mathieu Joerger, University of Arizona Transportation Research Institute

Each participant has one minute to provide any further insights

Sponsor

  • TRB ABJ50 Information Systems and Technology Committee

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