Autonomous/Connected Vehicles

Transportation Research Gaining Additional Momentum at UT Austin

Transportation Research Gaining Additional Momentum at UT Austin

Transportation continues to be a hot topic in research and political circles across the U.S., but in Austin, it’s sweltering. Led by the Cockrell School of Engineering, UT Austin is a globally respected hub for transportation research, education and innovation. Smarter Transportation Infrastructure for the Nation, State Recently, the university’s Center for Transportation Research (CTR) …


Posted by Maureen Kelly  |  Category : Autonomous/Connected Vehicles

Press Release:  Texas Partnership Chosen as Proving Grounds for Automated Vehicles

Press Release: Texas Partnership Chosen as Proving Grounds for Automated Vehicles

TEXAS PARTNERSHIP CHOSEN AS PROVING GROUNDS FOR AUTOMATED VEHICLES Research institutions partner with cities, regions, and TxDOT to advance development of connected and automated vehicle technologies News Release For Immediate Release January 24, 2017 AUSTIN – The U.S. Department of Transportation (USDOT) has named Texas a national Automated Vehicle (AV) Proving Ground for the testing …


Posted by Kevyn B.  |  Category : Autonomous/Connected Vehicles

Austin’s Smart City Challenge Proposal: What’s Next?

Austin’s Smart City Challenge Proposal: What’s Next?

In June, the USDOT announced that the winner of the Smart City Challenge competition was Columbus, Ohio, disappointing many in Central Texas who were hoping Austin would snag this city-changing opportunity. The USDOT had pledged up to $40 million to one city that would define the concept of a “Smart City” and become the country’s …


Posted by Maureen Kelly  |  Category : Autonomous/Connected Vehicles

Smart Transport Symposium 2016

Smart Transport Symposium 2016

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 …


Posted by Maureen Kelly  |  Category : Autonomous/Connected Vehicles

D-STOP Student of the Year Presents at UTC Spotlight Conference

D-STOP Student of the Year Presents at UTC Spotlight Conference

The 9th University Transportation Center (UTC) Spotlight Conference on Connected and Automated Vehicles took place on November 4–5, 2015, in Washington, D.C. The field of connected/automated vehicles has emerged as a high-priority research area for universities and government agencies alike, as a result of its potential to spur revolutionary change across all transportation modes. The …


Posted by Maureen Kelly  |  Category : Autonomous/Connected Vehicles

Smart Transport Symposium 2015

Smart Transport Symposium 2015

Thursday, August 20, 2015 from 10:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. U.T. Austin’s Thompson Conference Center 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 was designed to engage top transportation researchers and practitioners whose work addresses key …


Posted by Maureen Kelly  |  Category : Autonomous/Connected Vehicles

Inaugural D-STOP Symposium Explores Pathways to Connected, Autonomous Transportation World

Inaugural D-STOP Symposium Explores Pathways to Connected, Autonomous Transportation World

Original article by Lauren Bringle Visit the 2015 symposium archive page to find links to the day’s PowerPoint presentations. View the presentation videos on YouTube.   In 2013, 32,719 fatalities resulted from traffic crashes, most of which were caused by driver error. Across the globe, people are facing longer commutes and five Texas communities are …


Posted by Maureen Kelly  |  Category : Autonomous/Connected Vehicles