Connected and Automated Technologies and Transportation Infrastructure Readiness

The ITS World Congress 2017 (Sunday, October 29th to Thursday, November 2nd) sessions, exhibits, technical tours, and demonstrations offer unique perspectives and updates in the field of Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS), transformational technology, policy and deployment. In addition to the World Congress experience, National Cooperative Highway Research Program (NCHRP) Leadership Forum participants will participate in a workshop to discuss their learnings from the week and the emerging developments in the field. Among many changes being experienced by public sector transportation agencies, and notably by state departments of transportation (DOTs), the development of connected and automated vehicles (CAVs) is highly transformational. Further, the deployment of CAV technology on our streets and highways will occur in the presence of additional technological and industrial changes that add to opportunities and uncertainties in planning, managing and operating the transportation infrastructure. This White Paper aims to provide a backgrounder on CAV developments over the past two to three years, along with selected topics that are likely to influence the deployment of CAVs, namely: smart cities, cybersecurity and privacy, big data and shared mobility (SM). The paper also considers potential ramifications for today’s policy makers, planners and regulators, as well as certain issues that may become more significant for state DOTs as technology moves forward. The considerations within the White Paper provide a framework for participation in the 2017 ITS World Congress, and the paper includes guidance on relevant activities in technical and policy sessions, exhibits and demonstrations. Finally, the paper raises discussion points for an event’s-end workshop for the 2017 NCHRP Leadership Forum in association with AASHTO. In order to assist the Leadership Forum participants’ preparation, the authors suggest approaching CAVs as a central topic with closely-related technologies: big data and cybersecurity. The authors also recommend attention to deployment opportunities and issues for CAVs, and consideration of the strong influence of smart city programs, automated vehicle (AV) applications in the trucking industry, and the highly synergistic development of the SM industry.


  • English

Media Info

  • Media Type: Digital/other
  • Edition: White Paper - World Congress Version
  • Features: Figures; Glossary; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: 75p

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01674919
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: NCHRP Project 20-24, Task 111
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jul 10 2018 5:42PM