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Smart Transport Symposium 2016

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Friday, August 5, 2016 from 10:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Held at U.T. Austin’s Thompson Conference Center; get map and parking directions

Hosted in connection with TxDOT Research Project 0-6838 (Bringing Smart Transport to Texans: Ensuring the Benefit of a Connected and Autonomous Transport System in Texas), this symposium is designed to further report on the past year’s research activities for connected- and automated-vehicle (C/AV) systems in Texas, present key findings and smart-transport strategy recommendations, and discuss a complementary, mutually beneficial road of research ahead. Last year’s Smart Transport Symposium was a tremendous success; view the 2015 agenda and presentations.

Agenda

  • 9:30–10:00:  Registration and coffee
  • 10:05–10:10:  Welcome and opening remarks
  • 10:10–10:35  Bringing Smart Transport to Texans: Ensuring the Benefit of a Connected & Autonomous Transport System in Texas (Paul Avery, Chris Claudel & Lisa Loftus-Otway) [TxDOT 0-6838]
  • 10:35–11:00  An Assessment of Autonomous Vehicles: Traffic Impacts & Infrastructure Needs (Steve Boyles) [TxDOT 0-6847]
  • 11:00–11:25  Implications of Automated Vehicles on Safety, Design & Operation of the Texas Highway System (Kara Kockelman) [TxDOT 0-6849]
  • 11:25–11:50  Commercial Truck Platooning: Level 2 Automation (Mike Lukuc) [TxDOT 0-6836]
  • 11:50–11:55:  Morning wrap-up and announcements
  • 12:00–12:55:  Lunch (served in the main presentation room; seating also available in breakout rooms)
  • 12:55–1:10  Automated & Connected Vehicle (AV/CV) Test Bed to Improve Transit, Bicycle & Pedestrian Safety (Katie Turnbull) [TxDOT 0-6875]
  • 1:10–1:20  Assessment of Innovative & Automated Freight Systems & Development of Evaluations Tools (Curtis Morgan) [TxDOT 0-6837]
  • 1:20–1:45  Policy & Planning Actions to Internalize Societal Impacts of CV & AV Systems into Market Decisions (Ginger Goodin) [NCHRP 20-102(01)]
  • 1:45–2:10  New Approaches for Testing Connected Highway & Vehicle Systems (Srini Sunkari) [FHWA BAA No. DTFH61-13-R-0001 Topic 1B]
  • 2:10–2:35  Consumer Acceptance & Travel Behavior Impacts of Self Driving Vehicles (Ipek Sener) [TTI – PRC Project]
  • 2:35–3:00  Transportation Planning Implications of Automated Vehicles on Texas Highways (Tom Williams) [TxDOT 0-6848]
  • 3:00–3:25  SwRI C/AV Technology Demo Coverage (Paul Avery) [TxDOT 0-6838]
  • 3:25–3:30  Closing remarks

The symposium will feature presentations of current State of Texas research into C/AV applications, including crash savings, fleet evolution, traffic microsimulations, and smart-tech applications along Texas roadways. Also featured will be videos of connected-vehicle demonstrations on San Antonio highways and the SwRI campus. The day’s on-site luncheon (provided by industry donors) will also provide plenty of networking opportunities.

The presenters will report on key findings and smart-transport strategy recommendations, and discuss a complementary, mutually beneficial road of research ahead. Bringing this diverse group of researchers and practitioners will allow opportunities to initiate complementary and coordinated early implementation of smart transportation projects.


Posted by Maureen Kelly  |  Category : Autonomous/Connected Vehicles