Breakout 23: Early Deployment Alternatives

Breakout 23: Connected Automated Vehicle Early Deployment Alternatives

Tuesday, July 11, 1:30 PM – 3:00 PM
Golden Gate 4

Organizers:

  • Dale Thompson, FHWA
  • Xiaoyun Lu, University of California, Berkeley
  • Jiaqi Ma, Leidos
  • Taylor Lochrane, FHWA
  • Mathieu Joerger, University of Arizona

The objective of this break-out session is to identify the research topics that must be addressed to overcome the challenges and take advantage of the opportunities from using connected automation to improve transportation operations. Break-out sessions in previous AVS events have focused on Connected Level 1 Automation, i.e., connected longitudinal control, by means of V2V or V2I. This session will continue by briefly introducing two promising applications: (1) Cooperative adaptive cruise control (CACC) for freeway operations and (2) Eco-approach and departure (EAD) to signalized intersections, and will describe ongoing research progress by government and industry toward developing them for possible future deployment. The test facilities and test progress for early CACC prototypes will be described. Finally, results of simulation studies of CACC for application to realistic traffic scenarios will be presented. A general discussion will then be followed by collaborative identification of research gaps that will lead to outlines of possible Research Needs Problem Statements for consideration by TRB committees as products of the breakout session.

Draft Agenda - CAV Early Deployment Alternatives

Panel:

  • (Moderator/speaker) Dale Thompson, FHWA, Operations
  • Xiaoyun Lu, University of California, Berkeley
  • Jiaqi Ma, Leidos
  • Taylor Lochrane, FHWA, Operations R&D
  • Mathieu Joerger, University of Arizona

Audience Q&A (5 mins)

  • Clarification on ideas and issues presented, clarify breakout session format

Break Out Group (30 mins)

  • Facilitated Discussion on barriers, knowledge gaps, and research needs statements
  • Institutional and policy barriers to real world CACC and Advanced Traffic Signal approach and departure deployment?
  • Technical barriers to real world CACC and Advanced Traffic Signal approach and departure deployment?
  • Research gaps and needs statements?

Session Wrap-Up (5 mins)

  • Summarize identified research needs that could be expanded into formal research needs statements supported by the sponsoring TRB Committees and identify leaders and teams.

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