​​Connected and Automated Vehicle Related Meetings, Summaries, and Resources

Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standards: NPRM on V2V Communications Technical Webinar

AASHTO hosted a webinar on February 14, 2017, to provide information about a recent Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) of significance to the transportation industry's efforts to deploy connected and automated vehicle technologies. This "V2V Communications" NPRM, issued by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) focuses on a proposed requirement for light duty vehicle manufacturers to install devices on new cars to enable V2V communications via dedicated short range communication (DSRC) devices or similar technologies. 

You can view the recorded webinar by registering at https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/4013037501598114307. The slides are also available at AASHTO_V2VComms_NPRM_Webinar_Welcome_OpeningChairs_Feb2017.pdf and UA_AASHTO_NHTSA_V2V_NPRM_Updated.pdf.

See the "V2V Communications" NRPM docket at: https://www.regulations.gov/docket?D=NHTSA-2016-0126​. Comments in response to this NPRM are due April 12, 2017.​

Webinar for Proposed Policy Resolution: AASHTO Signal Phasing and Timing (SPaT) Challenge

The purpose of this resolution is to approve an AASHTO nationwide challenge to deploy Dedicated Short Range Communications (DSRC) infrastructure with Signal Phase and Timing (SPaT) broadcast in at least one corridor (approximately 20 signalized intersections) in each of the 50 states by January 2020. The draft resolution and a supplementary background document are available below:

A webinar on the AASHTO SPaT Challenge was held on September 15, 2016, 1:00-3:00 PM EDT. A recording of this webinar and a PDF of the webinar slides are available below:

May 12, 2016 AASHTO CAV WG Webinar

During the May 12, 2016 webinar, CAV WG members discussed the V2I Deployment Coalition in-person meeting that occurred in April, in Detroit, MI.  Members then discussed the concept proposed by the V2I DC TWG 1 to encourage deployment of DSRC Infrastructure with SPaT broadcast through a coordinated AASHTO resolution.  Additional details of the May webinar can be found in the May 2016 webinar summary <coming soon>.


April 22, 2016 Connected and Automated Vehicle Executive Leadership Team (CAV ELT) Meeting

The Connected and Automated Vehicle Executive Leadership Team (CAV-ELT) met in-person on April 22, 2016.  The focus of the CAV-ELT is on policy level issues and programmatic level efforts that members can perform to help accelerate deployment of CAV. Membership includes the Directors of more than 20 state and local DOTs, Executives from automotive manufacturers from the US, Europe and Asia. USDOT representation includes NHTSA, FHWA and the Joint Program Office. The CAV-ELT is an AASHTO led effort, supported by ITE, ITS America, TRB, and USDOT.  A summary of the CAV-ELT April 22, 2016 meeting can be found here​.​

The Slide Deck used at the CAV ELT Meeting can be downloaded at the following link: CAV ELT April 22, 2016 Presentation​.

Sandra Larson, Iowa DOT referenced an Autonomous Vehicle policy study conducted by Iowa DOT.  The link to this study is as follows: ppc.uiowa.edu/TVS/AutomatedVehiclePolicyReportV1.0​

April 20-21, 2016 Vehicle to Infrastructure Deployment Coalition (V2I DC) In-person Meeting

The V2I DC held their second in-person meeting April 20-21, 2016.  An overview of the meetings, together with detailed information about the activities of each V2I DC Technical Working Group (TWG) can be found at the V2I DC website at: http://www.transportationops.org/V2I/V2I-overview

April, 2016 AASHTO CAV WG Webinar

The CAV WG did not meet in April, 2016 because of the series of in-person V2I DC meetings.


March 10, 2016 AASHTO CAV WG Webinar

During the March 10, 2016 webinar, Bob Rausch (Transcore) gave an overview presentation of the New York City (NYC) Connected Vehicle Pilot Deployment, and Tom Kern (NOCoE) gave an overview and update on NOCoE activities.  Additional details of the March webinar can be found in the March webinar summary.


February 11, 2016 AASHTO CAV WG Webinar

At the February 11, 2016 CAV WG webinar, King Gee (AASHTO) presented the Autonomous Vehicle Policy Workshops that AASHTO led and facilitated at selected locations throughout the United States.  Also, CAV WG members shared their agencies' experiences and approaches to Autonomous Vehicle policies.  Additional details of the February webinar can be found in the February webinar summary.


January 14, 2016 AASHTO CAV WG Webinar

At the January CAV WG webinar, Bob Frey (THEA) presented the Tampa Hillsborough Expressway Authority Connected Vehicles Pilot Project.  Also, Blaine Leonard shared the results of the V2I applications survey that the CAV WG partnered with the V2I DC TWG 1 to complete.  Additional details of the January webinar can be found in the January webinar summary.


December 10, 2016 AASHTO CAV WG Webinar

At the December 2015 CAV WG webinar, Chris Hill (Booz Allen) presented the near term tools for V2I Implementation Assessment developed by the AASHTO V2I Transition Project.  Also, Blaine Leonard led a discussion on Connected Vehicle security.  Additional details of the December webinar can be found in the December webinar summary.


November 12, 2015 AASHTO CAV WG Webinar

At the November 2015 CAV WG webinar, Vince Garcia and Ali Ragan from WyDOT together with Tony English from TriHydro presented the Wyoming Connected Vehicle Pilot Deployment Project. Also, Blaine Leonard led a discussion about the questions to be included in the V2I applications survey that the CAV WG is partnering with the V2I DC TWG 1 to complete.  Additional details of the November webinar can be found in the November webinar summary.


Proceedings from 12th AASHTO International Day, 2015 ITS World Congress, Bordeaux, France

For more than a decade beginning in Nagoya, Japan in 2004, AASHTO Day has taken place at the outset of the ITS World Congresses, attracting a wide array of outstanding speakers and participants to discuss the challenges and opportunities facing public agencies as they deploy technologies to transform our transportation system. The 2015 AASHTO Day proceedings are summarized at the link above with the intent of sharing and use not only by those who attended the event, but others from around the world who might benefit from the presentations and subsequent conversations that took place. The topic was Infrastructure readiness for connected and automated vehicles. This topic is a high priority, and one that public agencies around the world see as critical to help the traveling public safely navigate the transport options available to them in commuting to work, home, and to use their leisure time efficiently. 


Connected Vehicle Update from States (February 19, 2015)

The AASHTO Subcommittee on Transportation Systems Management and Operations held a series of webinars on connected vehicles. The second webinar was held on February 19, 2015, 1:00-2:30 PM EST. A PDF of the slides is available at webinar_2015-02-19_connectedvehicles.pdf and a recording of the webinar is available at 2015-02-19 13.00 AASHTO Webinar_ Connected Vehicle Update from States.wmv. The agenda followed in the meeting is as follows: 

  • 1:00 Introduction 
  • 1:10 CalTrans CV Evolution towards Operations 
  • 1:30 Texas DOT Emerging CV Efforts 
  • 1:50 Michigan Transportation Center 
  • 2:10 Connected Vehicle Pooled Fund 
  • 2:30 Wrap up and Adjourn

Connected Vehicle Awareness: Connected Vehicles 101 (September 4, 2014)

The AASHTO Subcommittee on Transportation Systems Managent and Operations (STSMO) hosted a series of webinars on Connected Vehicles. In the first webinar, Bob Arnold and Jonathan Walker from the Federal Highway Administration gave a presentation on Connected Vehicles 101. Topics included an introduction to the connected vehicle environment, connected vehicle applications, connected vehicle testing and deployment, and policy and institutional issues. A recording of the webinar and a PDF of the slides are available for download: 

AASHTO Working Group meeting December 3, 2014, Beckmann Center, California

USDOT Connected Vehicle Pilots Deployment Project

The U.S. DOT (DOT) connected vehicle research program is a multimodal initiative that aims to enable safe, interoperable networked wireless communications among vehicles, infrastructure, and personal communications devices. Research has resulted in a considerable body of work supporting pilot deployments, including concepts of operations and prototyping for more than two dozen applications. Concurrent Federal research efforts developed critical cross-cutting technologies and other enabling capabilities required to integrate and deploy applications. Based on the successful results of the connected vehicle research program, and the recent decision by NHTSA to pursue vehicle to vehicle communications safety technology for light vehicles, a robust connected vehicle pilots program was initiated in 2015.  More information about the Connected Vehicles pilot program (including detailed documents describing the three selected pilot deployment sites, is available at: : http://www.its.dot.gov/pilots/

STATE DOT CEO LEADERSHIP FORUM: A Focus on Transportation Futures

Final Report from 2014 ITS World Congress

2015 FHWA Vehicle to Infrastructure Deployment Guidance and Products - Draft v9a, September 29, 2014

This guidance is intended to assist FHWA staff and transportation system owner/operations deploy vehicle to infrastructure (V2I) technology, not only in terms of the Federal-aid Highway program requirements, but also practices to help endure interoperability and efficient and effective planning/procurement/operations. It is not intended to be an introduction to the connected vehicle (CV) technology; however, there are several quick reference web links to videos, slide presentations, and information modules related to the fundamental principles of connected vehicle technology in the appendix.

Presentations from 11th AASHTO International Day

National Connected Vehicle Field Infrastructure Footprint Analysis

Download the National Connected Vehicle Field Infrastructure Footprint Analysis - Final Report, May 2, 2014 .

IntelliDrive Strategic Plan

The IntelliDrive Strategic Plan is an AASHTO document d escribing future directions for AASHTO in the Connected Vehicle Program from 2009 forward, which still has relevance today.  The AASHTO General Concept for Deployment  is a description of future work suggested to be done by AASHTO to advance the connected vehicle program, also still relevant today

A recent webinar recording by FHWA is available at the following link:

Connected Vehicles FHWA Webinar