Meetings
ITS Safety Workshop on Connected Vehicles

August 2-4, 2011
Hyatt Regency, Chicago, Illinois

Agenda

Workshop Objectives:

  • Information update and discussion on the ITS JPO safety program and connected vehicle research activities
  • Policy workshop on the most critical issues supporting national deployment of connected vehicle safety applications
  • Information update and discussion on commercial vehicle research activities supporting Vehicle to Vehicle (V2V)  communications for safety

Day 1: Overview of connected vehicle safety program areas
Day 2: Safety Policy
Day 3: Commercial Vehicle and Vehicle safety

Day One: Tuesday, August 2, 2011 – Presentations on the ITS Connected Vehicle Safety Programs

8:30 AM: Introduction, Expected Outcomes from the workshop - Mike Schagrin, RITA
8:45 AM: Overview of the ITS Connected Vehicle Safety Program - Mike Schagrin, RITA
9:00 AM: Vehicle-to-Vehicle - Ray Resendes, NHTSA, Emily Nodine, Volpe, Mike Lukuc, NHTSA

Presentation of activities underway, including results relating to application priorities, interoperability, and security.

10:30 AM: Safety Pilot

Presentation of activities underway, including:

      • Model deployment - Mike Schagrin, RITA
      • Driver clinics - Mike Lukuc, NHTSA

11:30 AM: Device Certification - Walt Fehr, RITA, Tim Tiernan, Volpe

Presentation of the certification process currently under development to support Safety Pilot and future deployments of ITS connected vehicle safety devices.

12:00 PM: Break

1:30 PM: Vehicle-to-Infrastructure Program - Carl Anderson, FHWA, Ben McKeever, FHWA

Presentation of the V2I safety roadmap with specific focus on the research agenda for development of the signal phase and timing broadcast capability, application prioritization and development, and deployment planning.

3:00 PM: Break

3:15 PM: Human Factors for Connected Vehicles - Chris Monk, FHWA

Presentation of the research results to date and plans for addressing safety device guidelines (Safety Pilot and longer term)

4:15 PM: Safety Policy, Truck, and Transit Program Overviews- Valerie Briggs, RITA, Steve Mortensen, FTA, Alrik Svenson, NHTSA       

4:45 PM: Question and Answers and Instructions for Day Two

5:00 PM: Adjourn

Day Two: Wednesday, August 3, 2011 – Safety Policy

9:00 AM: Welcome and Overview

  • Valerie Briggs, Team Lead for Knowledge Transfer and Policy, ITS Joint Program Office
    • Present Safety Policy roadmap
    • Highlight changes and key accomplishments since August 2010
    • Review Agenda for Day

9:30 AM: Approach to Communications Security

  • Objective: To discuss options for delivering communications security for V2V/V2I and the path/milestones from approach to operational system
    • Describe Approach (approach then design/prototype and test/analyze options) and how it works
    • Describe its relationship to the Core System
    • Present/discuss policy trade-offs
    • Present next steps
    • Q&A

10:45 AM: Break

11:00 AM: Governance

  • Objective:  To provide updates on governance and provide an opportunity for input
    • Present results of Governance Roundtable and discuss paths for analysis of governance
    • Discuss the options/characteristics of governance institutional models that appear to apply to V2V/V2I
    • Discuss the use of standards, certification, spectrum management, and others as tools of governance
    • Describe break-out sessions in afternoon

12:15 PM: Lunch

1:15 PM: Governance Break-Out Sessions

  • Break participants into four groups and ask for the following:
    • What are reactions to input by experts?
    • What are needs for governance?  What do stakeholders believe governance will do for them?
    • What are the critical risks that stakeholders identify and that can be managed/mitigated through governance and other tools?
    • What are likely impacts of different forms of governance?

2:30 PM: Break

2:45 PM: Discussion and Next Steps

  • Reports from break-out session groups
  • Presentation on next steps (2011-2012) in Safety Policy roadmap


3:30 PM: Outcomes, key takeaways, summary

4:00 PM: Adjournment

Day Three: Thursday, August 4, 2011 – Commercial Vehicle V2V Safety

Agenda

8:30 AM: Welcome and Introduction - Alrik Svenson, NHTSA

8:40 AM: Overview of U.S. DOT ITS Safety Program - Kate Hartman, RITA

9:00 AM: V2V Communications for Safety Research - Alrik Svenson, NHTSA

  • Commercial Vehicle Results To Date
  • Current V2V Research and Safety Pilot

9:45 AM: Human Factors Research / DVI Guidance - Chris Monk, FHWA

10:15 AM: Break

10:30 AM: Smart Roadside Initiative Update - Jonathan Mueller, FMCSA

11:00 AM: Connected CV Safety Applications Development

  • Overview of Project - Denny Stevens, Battelle
  • Hardware & Software Development - Luca Delgrossi, MBRDNA
  • Interoperability & Performance Considerations - David LeBlanc, UMTRI

12:20 PM: Introduction to Afternoon Breakout Group Session - Alrik Svenson, NHTSA

12:30 PM: Lunch Break

1:00 PM: Working Lunch / Breakout Groups

2:30 PM: Summary and Next Steps

4:00 PM: Adjourn

This session will include a welcome and statement of the workshop goals and objectives.

U.S. DOT Program Overview

This session will highlight current U.S. DOT research on connected vehicle technology for safety, and will include pertinent information from the modal agencies.

  • Overview of U.S. DOT ITS Safety Program
  • V2V Communications for Safety Research Program
  • Human Factors Research/DVI Guidance
  • Commercial Vehicle V2V Research Results to Date
  • Smart Roadside Initiative Update                                                                           

Break

Integrated V2V Truck Project Team

This session will describe research on heavy trucks with integrated V2V to support a number of current programs.

  • Overview of Project
  • Application Development
  • Safety Pilot Involvement

Introduction to Afternoon Breakout Group Session

Lunch (on own)

Breakout Group Session

This session will focus on technical issues and programmatic challenges with questions to foster discussion with industry stakeholders.

Topics for Breakout Groups:

  • Tractor-trailer communications and the basic safety message- what additional information is needed?
  • Driver-Vehicle Interface for integrated V2V systems
  • Retrofit and aftermarket V2V devices in CVs in terms of deployment strategy
  • V2V technology and conventional sensor technology – how will the transition be made for crash avoidance systems?
  • How will the next generation of current V2V applications be implemented?
  • Other applications benefiting CV safety
  • Data ownership, privacy, and security issues specific to CV

Summary and Next Steps

This wrap up will be a collaborative session for knowledge sharing and deliberation on key issues/concerns for moving forward on V2V for commercial vehicles.

Day Three: Thursday, August 4, 2011 – U.S. DOT Transit Connected Vehicle Concept of Operations - Listening Session

Agenda

9:00 AM: Welcome and Overview

  • This session will include a welcome and statement of the workshop goals and objectives.

9:15 AM – 10:15 AM:  Collaborative Discussion

  • This session will be a collaborative session for knowledge sharing and deliberation on key issues/concerns for moving forward on transit Connected Vehicles.   This is to gather ideas from agencies, consultants, Intelligent Transportation System vendors and transit vehicle manufacturers for Safety, Mobility, and the Environment as part of the development of the Concept of Operations for the Connected Transit Program.

10:15 - 10:30: Break

10:30 AM – 11:45 AM: Breakout Group Session

  • This session will focus on technical issues and programmatic challenges with questions to foster discussion with industry stakeholders.

11:45 AM – 12:00 PM: Summary and Closing

  • Closing summary and remarks on outcomes.

 

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