International Innovation Coordination Plan for the USDOT ATTRI Program

Transportation plays a critical role in enhancing access to education, jobs, healthcare, recreation, leisure, and other activities. The United States Department of Transportation’s (USDOT’s) Accessible Transportation Technology Research Initiative (ATTRI) program leads the research, development, and implementation of transformative technologies, solutions, applications, and systems that allow people of all abilities to effectively and independently plan and execute their travel. ATTRI is a joint USDOT initiative, co-led by the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) and Federal Transit Administration (FTA), with support from the Intelligent Transportation Systems Joint Program Office (ITS JPO), and other federal partners. This ATTRI International Research Coordination project aims to: (1) identify promising transportation technologies and applications around the world; (2) establish communications with relevant program leads; and (3) develop an International Coordination Plan to guide future international coordination and collaboration efforts. Based on the results of Task 3, which explored eight international initiatives, the project team selected two initiatives for further collaboration with the USDOT ATTRI program. This report focuses on an international coordination plan for initiatives identified in the United Kingdom and Japan. The agencies within these two countries are the Center for Connected and Automated Vehicles (CCAV) in the United Kingdom and the Ministry of Land Infrastructure Transport and Tourism (MLIT) and Strategic Innovation Creation Program – Automated Driving for Universal Services (SIP-adus) in Japan. For each selected international agency, the team developed a detailed coordination plan that outlines the short-term and long-term strategies to build on the relationships established through this project, continue dialogue, and realize one or more collaboration activities. This coordination plan is expected to help identify a variety of collaboration opportunities with the identified parties. These opportunities could include sharing of data, testbeds, technologies and solutions, lessons learned, and implementation strategies on projects that are similar in nature via a twinning agreement. The parties could also jointly showcase results at an international conference and/or conduct joint demonstrations of prototypes being developed through an establishment of a memorandum of understanding (MOU) or such cooperative agreements to foster technology transfer and capacity building.


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Media Info

  • Media Type: Digital/other
  • Edition: Final Report
  • Features: Appendices; Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: 40p

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01663160
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: FHWA-JPO-17-499
  • Files: TRIS, ATRI, USDOT
  • Created Date: Feb 12 2018 12:06PM