The IEEE/ITE Symposium on Infrastructure Support Needs and Readiness for Connected and Automated Vehicles is organized jointly by the IEEE Intelligent Transportation Systems Society (ITSS) and the Institute of Transportation Engineers (ITE) in conjunction with IEEE International Conference on Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITSC). The joint symposium brings researchers (ITSS membership community) and practitioners (ITE membership community) to offer a forum for brainstorming areas where researchers and practitioners can work together to advance automated vehicle technologies toward deployment.

 

The 2020 IEEE/ITE symposium is the third in the series. The focus of this symposium is on the needs, benefits and requirements of vehicle infrastructure cooperation, to support readiness for Automated Vehicle technologies. The outcomes of this symposium will become inputs to the collaborative study by IEEE and ITE on defining the scope of the standards needed for infrastructure support for Automated Vehicles.

 

Session 1 – Needs for Cooperative infrastructure-Vehicle Detection and Localization for Automated Vehicles

The performance of the detection and localization for autonomous vehicles are affected by many factors, among which the infrastructure elements play a major role. In order to ensure vehicle borne detection and localization perform well, there is a need to specify the designs and operation conditions of the infrastructure elements as well as infrastructure supported detection and localization such that the performance, reliability and safety of the AV can be ensured. This 90-minutes session will begin with an issue discussion from the perspectives of AV research and development, followed by workshop style technical discussions about the needs for cooperative infrastructure-vehicle detection and localization for Automated Vehicles.

 

Session 2 – Technology Transition Planning: Preparing Infrastructure for Transformational Technologies and the impacts on Land Use and Transportation

Public sector transportation and planning agencies are increasingly confronted with questions of how to consider the potential consequences that transformational technologies such as autonomous vehicles may have on regional economic activity, land use, and transportation demand; and how to manage public investments in transportation facilities and services to support Connected and Automated Vehicles. A project recently completed under the National Cooperative Highway Research Program (NCHRP) in the United States provides guidance for transportation agency decision makers on practical ways to assess the likely impact of transformational technologies on future activity centers, land use, and travel demand within their regions. This session will include presentations on this guidance and how it is being used in developing connected and autonomous vehicle (CAV) readiness studies and Technology Transition Plans, as well as discussion of key questions related to CAV readiness.

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