Technical Resources

Connected/Automated Vehicles Resources

The following is a listing of the most recent publications for this topic.

PUBLICATION TITLE
Development of an Integrated Transportation System of Connected Automated Vehicles and Highways
Tremendous efforts have been made in the field of vehicle automation. That is, developing advanced sensors and algorithms that are installed on vehicles to imitate or eventually transcend the complexity of human drivers. This approach focuses solely on vehicle-based technologies and takes the road as the status quo. Many players are investing in this vehicle-based approach, from giant high-tech companies and car manufacturers, to small start-ups, by taking advantage of the latest development in hardware, software, and communication technologies. Despite the significant progress that has been made, automated vehicles are still not safe and reliable enough for large scale deployment, as indicated by incidents during automated vehicle testing.
Nov 1, 2019
Providing Real-Time Connected Vehicle Data Over the Internet
Effective Transportation System Management and Operations Using Big Data
Jul 24, 2019
Agnostic Technology for Future-Proof Cities
Impacts of Connected and Automated Vehicle Technologies on Transportation Engineering and Planning
Jul 23, 2019
Automated Vehicle Symposium Roundup
Impacts of Connected and Automated Vehicle Technologies on Transportation Engineering and Planning
Jul 23, 2019
AV/CV Test Bed to Improve Transit, Bicycle, and Pedestrian Safety
Lessons from Connected and Automated Vehicle Deployment Projects
Jul 23, 2019
First Autonomous Vehicle Deployment Carrying Passengers on Public Roads in Texas
Lessons from Connected and Automated Vehicle Deployment Projects
Jul 23, 2019
New York City's Connected Vehicle Pilot Deployment Project
Lessons from Connected and Automated Vehicle Deployment Projects
Jul 23, 2019
Realizing the Benefits of Connected Vehicles – NOW!
Impacts of Connected and Automated Vehicle Technologies on Transportation Engineering and Planning
Jul 23, 2019
Connected and Automated Vehicles: Convergence of the Automotive, Telecommunications, Software, and Transportation Industries, and the Transportation Professional's Role
In 1926, the headline "'Phantom Auto' Will Tour City" may have been somewhat frightening for readers of the Milwaukee Sentinel. The newspaper article described how a driverless, radio controlled vehicle was scheduled to make its way down the streets of Milwaukee, WI, USA during a public demonstration, receiving radio signals from a car following behind. "It will start its own motor, throw in its clutch, twist its steering wheel, toot its horn, and it may even 'sass' the policeman at the corner."1
Mar 1, 2019
President's Message: Connected and Automated Vehicles
President's Message: Connected and Automated Vehicles
Mar 1, 2019
Connected Vehicle Challenges for the Dense Urban Environment
Communication technology is at the core of connecting smart city applications; the approach is to establish data communication with the roadway infrastructure, including the fixed assets and mobile devices, and then use available data to analyze the behavior of the roadway network, assess the performance of the systems in place (such as, traffic signals, message signs, speed limits), and devise ways to improve user mobility. The objective of this advanced, connected environment is to improve people's travel experience by addressing their safety, security, and mobility. By expanding the infrastructure to include cooperative Vehicle-to-Vehicle (V2V) and Vehicle-to-Infrastructure (V2I) data exchanges, we are able improve the safety of the motorists by reducing the frequency and severity of crashes.
Dec 4, 2018
ITE Updated Position Statement on Connected and Automated Vehicles
ITE Updated Position Statement on Connected and Automated Vehicles 12.18
Dec 4, 2018
An Automatic Procedure for Vehicle Tracking with a Roadside LiDAR Sensor
Connected-vehicle technologies, applications, and potential benefits have been studied in the United States since 2003 when the U.S. Department of Transportation (USDOT) initiated the Vehicle Infrastructure Integration (VII) program. With the real-time communication of vehicle-to-vehicle and vehicle-to-infrastructure, connected vehicles provide extended distance for drivers to "see" around corners or "through" other vehicles, so safety threats and traffic changes can be perceived earlier. Many potential benefits of connected vehicles, in the areas of highway safety, traffic mobility, and vehicle emissions, have been tested in pilot deployments in the United States.2 The full benefits of connected-vehicle systems need all vehicles to be equipped with connected-vehicle devices and broadcast their movement status in real time. However, the number of connected vehicles are still limited compared to the total number of vehicles on road. It was estimated that the mixed traffic with connected vehicles and unconnected vehicles will last for the next decade.3 Benefit from the fast development of intelligent transportation system (ITS) technologies, it's possible to obtain real-time traffic data using loop detectors, video detectors, Bluetooth sensors, or radar sensors. But the data collected by those sensors do not meet the requirement of the connected-vehicle network.
Nov 1, 2018
USDOT JPO Pilots: CV Pilots News & Events
USDOT JPO Pilots: CV Pilots News & Events
Aug 9, 2018
Vehicle to Infrastructure Deployment Coalition V2I DC
The Vehicle to Infrastructure Deployment Coalition (V2I DC) began as a concept to create a single point of reference for stakeholders to meet and discuss V2I deployment related issues. To accomplish this concept, U.S. DOT asked the American Association of State Transportation Officials (AASHTO), the Institute of Transportation Engineers (ITE), and the Intelligent Transportation Society of America (ITS America) to collaborate on organizing and managing the coalition. The V2I DC Project Team (consisting of members from AASHTO, ITE and ITS America) then created a vision, mission, and set of objectives that would guide the coalition.
Aug 9, 2018
Comparisons of Discretionary Lane Changing Behavior: Implications for Autonomous Vehicles
This article presents research on the statistical properties of four parameters that affect a driver’s lane changing decision, using data from the Next Generation SIMulation database. The results show that: 1. there is statistical evidence to indicate that the population averages for each parameter differ based on time-of day; and 2. the gap parameters are best described by the log-normal distribution. This implies that autonomous vehicles should be programmed to behave differently at different times of the day.
Jun 1, 2018
Director's Message: Taking a Position on Connected and Automated Vehicles
Director's Message: Taking a Position on Connected and Automated Vehicles
Jun 1, 2018
What Does it Mean to be Ready for Connected and Automated Vehicles? Six Steps to Help Agencies Prepare
Transportation as we know it is changing. Thanks to rapid advances in technology, along with changes in societal and generational expectations, those who are charged with owning, operating, and maintaining transportation infrastructure are adjusting to a new way of approaching their business on a daily basis.
Jun 1, 2018
ITE Releases Position Statement on Connected and Automated Vehicles
ITE Releases Position Statement on Connected and Automated Vehicles
Apr 2, 2018
Member to Member: Gary F. Duncan
ITE member Gary F. Duncan, Econolite’s senior vice president and chief technology officer, recently retired on December 31, 2017. He joined Econolite in 1973, and during his tenure was responsible for the development of many of Econolite’s technologies and products, as well as helping establish many of the industry’s standards, including the communications standards for connected vehicles. Gary will remain in an executive advisory role for the company, and recently shared his experiences with ITE Journal.
Feb 1, 2018