GDOT Roadmap for Driverless Vehicles

This study develops a technology roadmap of the development of driverless vehicles, exploring the likely impacts for the transportation systems of the state of Georgia and the operations of the Georgia Department of Transportation (GDOT). The roadmap consists of two elements. First, a range of contingencies shaping the development pathways for autonomous vehicle (AV) technology is examined through: (a) a review of literature in the research and professional communities regarding AV, and (b) semi-structured interviews with 31 industry and public-sector experts representing a range of development strategies and commercial applications. Second, a range of impacts from AV technology on the transportation systems of Georgia is identified through focus groups with GDOT leadership, managers, and consultants representing the full scope of GDOT operations. By comparing findings between the two elements of the roadmap, implementation strategies to prepare for and manage the deployment of driverless vehicles are developed. Drawing from knowledge gained through these resources, five classes of recommendations were developed that address the following areas of implementation: (1) Developing an Internal AV Organizational Structure; (2) Increasing GDOT Familiarity with AV Technology; (3) Managing External Engagements Related to AV Technology; (4) Data, Analysis, and Performance Indicators for AV Technology; and (5) Managing Outside Activities.

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    Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta

    School of Civil and Environmental Engineering, 790 Atlantic Drive, NW
    Atlanta, GA  United States  30332-0355

    Georgia Department of Transportation

    Office of Performance-Based Management and Research, 15 Kennedy Drive
    Forest Park, GA  United States  GA 30297-2534

    Federal Highway Administration

    1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
    Washington, DC  United States  20590
  • Authors:
    • Hunter, Michael
    • Kingsley, Gordon
    • Guin, Angshuman
    • Horadam, Nathaniel
    • Hanus, Andrew
    • Bleckley, Claire
    • Siangjaeo, Sorawit
  • Publication Date: 2018-12


  • English

Media Info

  • Media Type: Digital/other
  • Edition: Final Report
  • Features: Appendices; Bibliography; Figures; Tables;
  • Pagination: 227p

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01704435
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: FHWA-GA-18-1723, Report No. 17-23
  • Contract Numbers: 0013612
  • Created Date: Apr 19 2019 12:02PM