ITS PCB Update

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November 7, 2018

U.S. Department of Transportation

Upcoming USDOT Webinar:


Data Exchanges to Enable Automated Vehicle Integration

November 8, 12:00-1:00 PM ET – Access to data is a critical enabler for the safe, efficient, and accessible integration of automated vehicles (AVs) into the transportation system. The USDOT recently published Preparing for the Future of Transportation: Automated Vehicles 3.0 (AV 3.0) which talks about the USDOT Guiding Principles on Data for Automated Vehicle Safety and related activities supporting voluntary data exchanges. This ITS JPO Data Program webinar aims to raise awareness of the USDOT AV Data Principles and Framework to help identify and advance data exchange priorities and identify lessons for the Work Zone Data Exchange project to increase voluntary data exchange to support AV integration.

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ITS Training & Other News


Student ITS Challenge Coming Soon:

2019 Transportation Technology Tournament

Students interested in participating in the 2019 Transportation Technology Tournament (TTT) can begin forming their teams now to prepare for the formal announcement of the competition, which will be publicized in mid-November. Students can choose to address an ITS or Transportation Systems Management and Operations (TSMO) real-world problem provided by a State or local transportation agency, or to propose their own problem to address. The TTT is a cooperative endeavor by the ITS PCB Program and the National Operations Center of Excellence (NOCoE).


Upcoming USDOT Webinar:

Transportation Data Privacy Project

November 13, 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM ET –Transportation safety and mobility applications rely on time-sequenced location data, which leads to concerns over privacy. To address this issue, methods have been investigated to advance transportation data utility while mitigating privacy risk. Participants of this ITS JPO Data Program webinar will learn about privacy risks; time-sequenced geolocation data; a method to evaluate privacy designs; and the new method for selectively eliminating elements from geolocation data streams to balance privacy protection and data access. 


Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) National Dialogue on Highway Automation: Infrastructure Design and Safety

November 14, 12:30 PM - November 15 3:00 PM CT – FHWA is conducting its fifth and final National Dialogue on Highway Automation in Dallas, TX. The workshop will engage attendees in exploring the role of infrastructure design to safely accommodate automated vehicles on the roadway network. Discussion topics will include the collaboration required among stakeholders to address where the roadway infrastructure, design, condition, and environment could lead to potential safety benefits. More information and archived materials can be found on the National Dialogue website.


From Our Partners:

Scenarios for Adoption of Autonomous Vehicle Technologies in Freight

November 16, 3:00-4:00 PM ET–Innovation adoption research has largely ignored organization adoption, and little work has been done to understand or predict the adoption of innovations by freight organizations. The National Institute for Transportation and Communities (NITC) session will present a dis-aggregate market penetration model for freight transportation organizations adopting connected/automated vehicle (CAV) technology and demonstrate an application using a case study area in Memphis, TN. The webinar will also highlight future organizational adoption research for CAVs.