Impacts and Costs of Connected and Automated Vehicles

Impacts and Costs of Connected and Automated Vehicles

One of my current projects is working with ICF and the EDR Group to calculate the infrastructure, vehicle, and user costs of multiple potential deployment scenarios for connected and autonomous vehicles. My role is as a ssubject matter expert on connected and automated vehicles, In addition to producing the cost estimates, we are developing an automated tool […]

DSRC vs. Waiting for C-V2V: Lost Benefits and a Proposed Dual-Mode Solution

DSRC vs. Waiting for C-V2V: Lost Benefits and a Proposed Dual-Mode Solution

There is an ongoing and intensifying debate between advocates of deploying Dedicated Short-Range Communications (DSRC) as the radio medium for vehicle to vehicle safety communications and those who advocate using a newly-emerging cellular technology, Cellular V2X (C-V2X) as the radio medium for such communications. One of the factors involved is timing. DSRC has been extensively tested, […]

Connected Vehicle 101 Course

Connected Vehicle 101 Course

I’m looking forward to once again teaching the online, instructor led Connected Vehicle 101 course for CITE, starting next week. It provides a good introduction to connected vehicle technologies and applications, as well as the current status of USDOT-funded field tests and pilot deployments. The “blended” online format provides opportunities to teleconference with fellow students […]

Providing Robot Drivers with ESP

Providing Robot Drivers with ESP

There is considerable discussion and debate concerning the relationships between connected vehicle and automated vehicle technology. In an article from the fall 2015 edition of Thinking Highways magazine, I describe the results from a study of the interrelationships. A key take-away is that the two technologies have, in many ways, a synergistic relationship. Connectivity literally […]