OMS-FDOT: Central Florida Transportation Planning Group – Connected and Automated Vehicles
Thursday, February 2, 2017
noon - 2 p.m. EST
Orlando, FL, United States
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OMS-FDOT: Central Florida Transportation Planning Group (CFTPG) – Connected and Automated Vehicles
Paul Satchfield, Program Management Administrator, Florida’s Turnpike Enterprise
SunTrax is a cutting-edge facility dedicated to the research, development and testing of transportation technologies in a safe and controlled environment. This presentation will provide a technical overview of the purpose, design, and planned activities at the testing facility.
Tampa Hillsborough County Expressway Authority (THEA) Pilot Site Briefing
Bob Frey, AICP, Planning Director, Tampa-Hillsborough Expressway Authority
THEA is one of three pilot test sites in the country for connected vehicle technology. This presentation will provide an overview of the study site, a review of the transportation issues being addressed, a technical discussion of the technology being used, and the potential impacts to traditional infrastructure planning.
Understanding the Rulemaking Process: How Do You Regulate Automated Vehicles?
Abby Morgan, P.E., PhD, Senior Engineer, Kittelson & Associates, Inc.
The field of automated vehicles is evolving rapidly. How does the Federal government create rules? This presentation will present an overview of the Federal Rulemaking Process, describe how a rule is initiated, proposed, and finalized, and include some examples of the challenges related to regulating automated vehicles.
Several points will be focused on during the lecture:
· Connected and automated vehicles are coming and are already here.
· Florida is positioning itself as a national leader for connected and automated vehicle testing and implementation.
· The advancement is being driven by technology and auto manufacturers, and transportation engineers and planners need to get involved now to influence its direction.
· Keep informed on the fast-moving developments of connected and automated vehicles and how it will impact the planning of future transportation systems.
· Get involved early in the discussions and rulemaking procedures to influence the direction of this important topic.
Robert Michael Frey, MPPA, AICP
ABBY D. MORGAN, PhD, PE
Patty Hurd, firstname.lastname@example.org