ITS Stakeholder Webinars
On behalf of the U.S. Department of Transportation, ITS America frequently delivers webinars to the ITS stakeholder community in order to inform interested parties of some of the current work that is being done in the industry. In particular these webinars focus on the work being done by the ITS Research program which is led by the ITS Joint Program Office (JPO). Most presentations relate directly to the Connected Vehicle Program, though other areas of interest are also addressed. If you would like more information about the U.S. DOT’s ITS Research Program, please vist: http://www.its.dot.gov/index.htm
For more information, please contact ITS America’s Carlos Alban firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Recently Archived Webinars
ITS America Webinar: A Proactive Approach to Road Safety Analysis
Date: Thursday, February 9, 2017
- Franz Loewenherz – Principal Planner – City of Bellevue, Washington
- James Barr – Senior Product Manager – Miovision
- Charles Chung – CEO – Brisk Synergies
Traditionally, road safety analysis relied mainly on historical crash data. Unfortunately, this approach is reactive, in other words, crashes need to occur before they can be prevented. Proactive approaches to road safety, such as traffic conflict techniques, have historically been labor-intensive, as they were based on human observation. With recent advances in technology and video analytics, including developments in computer vision and machine learning, it has become easier to detect and quantify areas of risk before crashes occur. These advances present promising potential for wide-scale implementation and could significantly improve road safety.
This webinar explored various practice-ready, video-based safety assessment tools, such as speed tracking and the detection of near-misses and traffic violations. Speakers for this webinar included the City of Bellevue, Miovision, and Brisk Synergies.
U.S. DOT Multimodal Outreach Webinar Series (Part II): The Use of Public Transit ITS Data for Planning and Management, and its Challenges
Date: Wednesday, August 24, 2016
- Bob Sheehan / U.S. DOT
- Gwo-Wei Torng / U.S. DOT
- Brendon Hemily / ITS America
- John Levin / Metro Transit (Minneapolis, MN)
Bob Sheehan of the ITS JPO and Gwo-Wei Torng of the FTA set the stage on the importance of data for Transit ITS. Dr. Hemily of ITS America presented the findings from the discussion paper, namely a high-level overview of the potential uses of ITS data for transit planning and management purposes, the various challenges in using the data, and recommended research and other initiatives that would enable transit agencies to make more effective use of the data. John Levin provided an overview of an initiative that has resulted from these discussions to develop a Transit ITS Data Exchange Specification (TIDES) that seeks to effectively manage transit ITS data and standardize access to transit ITS data, which would give transit agencies the ability to share knowledge of innovative data applications among themselves.
For more information on the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Transit research program(s) please visit: https://www.transit.dot.gov/about/research-innovation
For more information on the ITS JPO and current sponsored programs, please visit: http://www.its.dot.gov
U.S. DOT Webinars on the Insights, Challenges, and Lessons Learned from the First Phase of the Connected Vehicle Pilot Deployment Program
The U.S. Department of Transportation (USDOT) hosted three free public webinars on the Connected Vehicle Pilot Deployment Program. Offered by the Intelligent Transportation Systems Joint Program Office (ITS JPO), the webinars explored the insights, challenges, and lessons learned from the Concept Development phase of each of the Connected Vehicle Pilots.
In September 2016, three Connected Vehicle Pilot sites, (Tampa/THEA, ICF/Wyoming, and New York City Department of Transportation) embarked on a new phase of activity to design, build, and test the nation’s most complex and extensive deployment of integrated wireless in-vehicle, mobile device, and roadside technologies. These technologies and applications have been brought together in innovative ways to have an immediate impact—save lives, improve personal mobility, enhance economic productivity, reduce environmental impacts, and transform public agency operations.
Details about the webinars are listed below:
- Tampa (THEA) Comprehensive Concept Deployment Plan Webinar
- Date: August 19, 2016
- Presenters: Govind Vadakpat, Research Transportation Specialist, Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) Office of Operations R&D; Bob Frey, Tampa (THEA) Project Manager
- ICF/Wyoming Department of Transportation Comprehensive Concept Deployment Plan Webinar
- Date: August 22, 2016
- Presenters: Kate Hartman, Connected Vehicle Pilot Deployment Program Manager, ITS JPO, USDOT; Deepak Gopalakrishna, ICF/Wyoming Project Manager
- New York City Department of Transportation Comprehensive Concept Deployment Plan Webinar
- Date: August 22, 2016
- Presenters: Jonathan Walker, Transportation Research Specialist, FHWA Office of Transportation Management; Mohammed Talas, NYCDOT Project Manager
To view recordings of these sessions, please visit: http://www.its.dot.gov/pilots/
Background of the Connected Vehicle Pilot Sites:
Sponsored by USDOT’s Intelligent Transportation Systems Joint Program Office (ITS JPO), the Connected Vehicle Pilot Deployment Program seeks to combine connected vehicle and mobile device technologies in innovative and cost-effective ways. Ultimately, this program will improve traveler mobility and systemproductivity while reducing environmental impacts and enhancing safety. The three selected pilot sites are ICF/WYDOT, NYCDOT, and Tampa (THEA). The sites will conduct the pilots in three phases—Phase 1: Concept Development, Phase 2: Design/Build/Test, and Phase 3: Operations.
For more information on the ITS JPO and current sponsored programs, please visit: http://www.its.dot.gov.
U.S. DOT Multimodal Outreach Webinar Series (Part I): Challenges in Deploying and Achieving the Full Potential of ITS for Public Transportation
The U.S. DOT Intelligent Transportation Systems Joint Program Office (ITS JPO) has sponsored a project with the Intelligent Transportation Society of America (ITS America), in cooperation with the American Public Transportation Association (APTA), to support a range of activities related to research, development, and dissemination of information on ITS and its application to public transportation modes. As part of these activities, ITS America has developed strategic discussion papers on key topics that might help identify and understand challenges and barriers to ITS deployment as well as suggest recommendations for action. These discussion papers build on the knowledge gained from a range of experts through workshops, listening sessions, and interviews, as supplemented by a review of pertinent literature.
Challenges in Deploying and Achieving the Full Potential of Public Transit ITS
When: Wednesday, August 10, 201
Bob Sheehan of the ITS JPO and Gwo-Wei Torng of the Federal Transit Administration (FTA) will introduce the Multimodal Outreach project. Dr. Hemily will provide a strategic overview of the many organizational and technical challenges facing transit systems in making effective use of ITS technologies, and develop suggestions aimed at the transit industry on possible avenues for addressing these challenges.
- Bob Sheehan / U.S. DOT
- Gwo-Wei Torng / U.S. DOT
- Brendon Hemily / ITS America
Automation in Europe: Update on Activities in the Netherlands, Sweden, and United Kingdom
When: June 27, 2016
T3 Webinars are brought to you by the Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS) Professional Capacity Building (PCB) Program of the U.S. Department of Transportation’s (U.S. DOT) ITS Joint Program Office (ITS JPO). The Intelligent Transportation Society of America (ITS America) cooperatively partnered with the ITS PCB Program to produce this Automated Vehicle webinar. ITS America frequently delivers webinars to the Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS) stakeholder community in order to inform interested parties of some of the current work that is being done in the industry. References in this webinar to any specific commercial products, processes, or services, or the use of any trade, firm, or corporation name is for the information and convenience of the public does not constitute endorsement, recommendation, or favoring by the U.S. DOT.
The U.S. DOT hosted a series of webinars on the key issues and opportunities facing the integration of automated vehicles into our transportation system. Automation in Europe: Update on Activities in the Netherlands, Sweden, and the United Kingdom is the fourth in this series of webinars produced from the 2015 Automated Vehicles Symposium. Unlike previous installations of this series, this 90-minute webinar will explore Europe’s automated vehicle initiatives in the Netherlands, the United Kingdom (UK), and Sweden
- Tom Alkim, Netherlands / Senior Advisor C-ITS and Automated Driving / Ministry of Infrastructure and the Environment, Rijkswaterstaat
- Iain Forbes, UK / Head of the Centre for Connected and Autonomous Vehicles / Department for Transport
- Jan Hellaker, Sweeden / Program Director / Drive Sweeden
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About the Speakers:
Tom Alkim, with more than 15 years of experience in the field of ITS, has been a constant factor for Rijkswaterstaat in exploring the opportunities to improve their primary processes in general and active taffic management in particular by looking for innovative solutions. Representing Rijkswaterstaat as a pro-active road operator striving to be a front runner in Europe regarding C-ITS and Automated Driving, his focus is on cooperation with industry, knowledge institutes and public organizations on a national as well as on an international level. He has been active in several national field operational tests, European projects, was a co-organizer of the Cooperative Mobility Showcase 2010 and is one of the founding fathers of DITCM (Dutch Integrated Testsite Cooperative Mobility). Currently he is part of the governmental team responsible for Automated Driving in The Netherlands, his main task here is the knowledge agenda (http://knowledgeagenda.connekt.nl/engels).
Iain Forbes is the head of the UK Government’s Centre for Connected and Autonomous Vehicles, a new policy unit based jointly in the Department for Transport and the Department of Business, Innovation and Skills. The Centre aims to help ensure that the UK remains a world leader in developing and testing connected and autonomous vehicles. Prior to joining CCAV Iain worked in No10 as a Private Secretary to the Prime Minister, covering issues including transport and the devolved administrations. He has previously worked in both the Department for Transport and the Home Office, advising on innovation, science and technology, security policy and environmental strategy.
Jan Hellaker leads the Drive Sweden program, which was recently launched by the Swedish government to coordinate and boost efforts in vehicle automation, focusing on the system/society level. Prior to joining Lindholmen Science Park which is the host organization for Drive Sweden, Jan spent 25+ years in advanced vehicle research in the field of ITS and telematics within the Volvo Group, most recently as the VP of Transport Solutions & Services. He was also the founder and first CEO of WirelessCar, a leading telematics service provider. Jan started his career with Ericsson, and earned his M.Sc. in Electrical Engineering from Chalmers University of Technology.
Fundamental Issues for Road Transport Automation
When: July 15, 2015 // 1:00 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. EDT
This 90-minute webinar explored the issues that need to be addressed to advance the deployment of automated road transport systems. It also identified the great diversity in road transport automation systems based on:
• System goals
• Roles for the driver and the automation system
• Levels of complexity in the environments where the vehicles must operate
In addition, this presentation reviewed the state-of-the-art and state-of-the-market in road transport automation systems, seeking to separate reality from hype and identify the ways in which infrastructure could provide support for automation functionality. This review focused on the maturity of key enabling technologies for road transport automation, while identifying the technological challenges in a variety of fields. The webinar concluded with a discussion of the relative roles for the public and private sectors in developing and operating vehicle automation systems, considering private vehicles on public infrastructure and the potential for new business models to support the infrastructure development and operation.
- Dr. Stephen Shladover / Program Manager, Mobility / University of California PATH Program
- Iain Richard Bishop / Principal, specializing in Strategy and Partnerships for Intelligent , Connected, Automated Vehicles / Bishop Consulting
About the Speakers:
Dr. Steven Shladover is the Program Manager, Mobility at the University of California PATH Program, where he has been leading research projects related to road vehicle automation for the past 26 years. He has been conducting research on both technical and non-technical aspects of vehicle automation since he was in graduate school at MIT over forty years ago. His current research includes several projects on cooperative adaptive cruise control for cars and trucks and providing technical advice to the California DMV on their development of regulations for automated driving. Dr. Shladover chairs the TRB Committee on Vehicle-Highway Automation and represents the U.S. in the development of international standards for Vehicle-Roadway Warning and Control Systems in ISO TC204.
Richard Bishop specializes in the domain of intelligent, connected, and automated vehicles and how these interact with the roadway and transportation system, plus larger societal forces. He provides global trends analysis and research strategy development to a wide range of vehicle manufacturers, technology developers, and government agencies around the world. He currently supports USDOT’s involvement in the Tri-Lateral Working Group on Road Vehicle Automation and also serves as chair of the American Trucking Association’s Task Force on Automated Driving and Platooning. He authored a chapter on Automated Driving in the book, “Autonomous Technologies: Applications that Matter,” jointly published in 2014 by SAE and AUVSI. Prior to establishing Bishop Consulting in 1997, Mr. Bishop was Program Manager for Vehicle-Highway Automation at the USDOT Federal Highway Administration.