The 2017 D-STOP Symposium: “Automated Vehicles Workshop”
Monday, February 13 8:30 a.m.–12:00 p.m.
Presented in conjunction with the North Central Texas Council of Governments
Creating Awareness and Sharing Information on Automated and Connected Vehicle Technology
Automated vehicles, connected infrastructure, and new mobility services could have major transportation impacts. D-STOP experts have been studying automated vehicles and connected technologies. They will share their research on the effects of these new technologies and answer questions at the workshop.
NCTCOG offices, in the Transportation Council Room: 616 Six Flags Drive in Arlington, Texas
- Introduction – Tom Bamonte, NCTCOG’s Program Manager for Automated Vehicles; Dr. Chandra Bhat, D-STOP Director View the presentation.
Session A: Dr. Chandra Bhat, Dr. Natalia Ruiz, and James Kuhr
- Connected and Autonomous Vehicles: The Enabling Technologies & Their Incorporation in Planning and Modeling (James Kuhr): Just what is that thing on top of the Google Car? What does adaptive cruise control with lane assist mean? When are these things going to be ready? The answer to these questions and more in a technology overview that unravels just how these vehicles are going to work. View the presentation.
- Activity Travel Impacts: What Happens When Food Can Deliver Itself? (Chandra Bhat): Ridesharing services are already changing the transportation paradigm. If autonomous vehicles are introduced what other impacts could they have? Is traffic going to get better…or worse? We will cover potential impacts that begin on the roadway and lead to areas that could impact society tremendously. View the presentation.
- Planning for a Connected and Autonomous Future (Natalia Ruiz): How do we prepare for the next 40 years? Do we need to worry about this now? What do we know about the timeline? We will explore what we know now and what we need to consider going forward. View this presentation.
Q&A – Conversation with the research team and audience about technologies and preparing for the future.
BREAK: Technology Demo
Session B: Dr. Jennifer Duthie, Dr. Sanjay Shakkottai, and Dr. Constantine Caramanis
- The Value of Communication and Infrastructure for Automated Cars (Sanjay Shakkottai): How do cars talk to each other? Is DSRC enough? Do we need to make our traffic lights talk back? This talk will feature an overview of Vehicle-to-Vehicle and Vehicle-to-Infrastructure communication, explain why it might be necessary and explore current market concerns involving security and privacy. View the presentation. View this presentation.
- Data Analytics: Challenges and the Internet of Moving Things (Constantine Caramanis): How do we address the key challenges of IoMT? Where does computing take place? Where do we place the sensors? This presentation explores those issues. View this presentation.
- Data Confederation and Use (Jennifer Duthie): What role will data play in connected and autonomous vehicles? What data sources are available to us? What are other entities doing with data? We will explore what other jurisdictions are doing and take time to focus on efforts in Texas to gather an analyze data for operational and planning efficiencies. View this presentation.
Q&A – Conversation with the research team and audience about technologies and opportunities for the DFW region.