Breakout 10: Policy Issues for Automated Vehicles: Data Sharing and Informing Policy

Breakout 10: Data Sharing Models and Policy

Tuesday, July 11, 1:30 PM – 5:30 PM
Franciscan C&D


  • Shawn Kimmel, Booz-Allen Hamilton
  • Anita Kim, U.S. DOT Volpe Center
  • Ginger Goodin, Texas Transportation Institute
  • Baruch Feigenbaum, Reason Foundation
  • Richard Mudge, Compass Transportation and Technology
  • Amitai Bin-Nun, Security America’s Future Energy
  • David Perlman, U.S. DOT Volpe Center
  • Carl Andersen, U.S. DOT Federal Highway Administration

Session Description

Data exchange amongst various private and public sector entities is critical for successful widespread adoption of automated vehicles (AV). This session will explore governance models and implementation challenges related to data collection, storage, and access. Two panels will focus specifically on data sharing related to (1) safety and performance and (2) operations and infrastructure, and answer questions such as:

  • What are the value exchanges between various public and private entities that incentivize sharing?
  • What types, formats, and granularity of data are needed to achieve desired benefits?
  • How can public agencies best prepare data infrastructure and policy to be ready for AVs?
  • How can AV data be shared while protecting proprietary and liability concerns?
  • What data standards are needed to support data sharing, and what is the role of public vs. private sector in developing and enforcing these standards?


1:30 PM – 2:00 PM Introduction to Data Sharing Issues and Activities
Moderator - Shawn Kimmel, Lead Engineer, Booz-Allen Hamilton

Overview of session goals and a brief background on data sharing models and policy to set the stage for the panels and technical discussions. This will include a review of the foremost data issues of 2017 and an update of certain federal efforts in the space:

  • Steve Sill (t.b.c.), US DOT ITS JPO, Standards Program: Standards Roadmap activities as it relates to data, including a report out from the Monday auxiliary session on technical standards prioritization.
  • Ariel Gold (t.b.c.), US DOT ITS JPO Data Program: Existing and proposed efforts to support AV implementation through data management tools and guidelines.

2:00 PM – 3:30 PM Panel on Safety and Performance Data
This panel will explore issue with types of data that can improve overall transportation system safety and support safety assurance. Example types of data include: driving scenarios, event data recorders, lessons learned, aggregated safety performance data, test cases, and disengagement reports.


  • David Kidd, Senior Research Scientist, Insurance Institute for Highway Safety
  • National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, speaker t.b.c.
  • Automotive Information Sharing and Analysis Center (AutoISAC), speaker t.b.c.
  • Jim Adler, Vice President of Data, Toyota Research Institute
  • Bob Lange, Vice President of Vehicle Engineering, Exponent

Interactive discussion with audience (30 mins)

3:00 PM – 3:30 Break

3:30 PM – 5:00 PM Panel on Operations and Infrastructure Data
This panel will explore the various local, state, federal, and international models for sharing data that can improve situational awareness, efficiency, and resource allocation for AVs and agencies alike. Example types of data include: work zones, signal phase and timing, road closures, weather, incidents, and traffic conditions.


  • Shailen Bhatt, Executive Director, Colorado DOT
  • Scott Marler, Director of Traffic Operations, Iowa DOT
  • Jennifer Carter, Sr. Manager of Government Solutions, HERE (representing USA and EU efforts)
  • Sue Bai, Principal Engineer of Automobile Technology Research, Honda R&D Americas
  • Jun Shibata, Senior Researcher, Japan Digital Road Map Association
  • Thomas Bamonte, Program Manager for Automated Vehicles, North Central Texas Council of Governments

Interactive discussion with audience (30 mins)

5:00 PM – 5:30 PM Closing Discussion
The session will conclude with an round-up of major themes through an interactive discussion with the audience. The session organizers will capture take-away points and seek audience input on how to best to frame these points in conference procedings. The discussion will explore how these issues relate to the practitioners, policy makers, industry representatives and others in the audience.

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