CARMA℠: Enabling Collaboration and Ensuring Safety in Freight Operations

The primary mission of the U.S. Department of Transportation's Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) is to reduce crashes, injuries, and fatalities involving large trucks and buses. In 2019, there were 128,739 crashes involving large trucks and buses, which caused 3,543 fatalities and 68,851 injuries. Cooperative driving automation (CDA) has the potential to increase the safety of the Nation's roadways and achieve USDOT's vision of safer roads and zero fatalities. This article describes the Federal Highway Administration's (FHWA) CARMA freight initiative, which is performing critical CDA research in phases on automated port operations and automated CMV operations. CARMA℠ software, created by FHWA, supports the testing and advancement of automated driving systems in the commercial trucking industry.


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  • Accession Number: 01748279
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Created Date: Aug 20 2020 7:19AM