|The USDOT Automation Program is divided into five different
research tracks. The tracks are looking at everything from applications
development, testing and evaluation (which includes looking at objective test
procedures and benefits estimation) to policy and planning.
|For the purposes of this sessions discussion, I will focus
on some of the emerging issues that have been identified through the Policy
and Planning Research Track.
|There are many facets to the Policy and Planning track, but
generally, key objectives include looking at clarifying the Federal role in
automation. Where should the USDOT be
playing a role in automation and at what level?
|Another objective in this track is to look at options for
addressing policy needs and challenges. (which will be addressed in the