Traffic Control Devices and Automated Vehicles: What We Know

Thursday, May 27, 2021  |  1:00-2:00 PM ET Cost:  Free Register Now

To realize the safety and efficiency benefits of automated vehicles (AVs), transportation agencies need to understand what elements of the roadway infrastructure are important for AV operations, and how those elements may need to change over time.

This webinar will present the results of a recent study for Transport Canada on the role of traffic control devices (TCDs) in supporting AV deployment, and how they may need to be designed, specified, operated and/or maintained differently in the future.

Presenter

 Dr. Paul J. Carlson, Road Infrastructure Inc.
Paul is a key thought leader around the evolution of highway infrastructure to support automated vehicles. He is the SAE International Highway Infrastructure Task Force Chair, the National Committee on Uniform Traffic Control Device Connected Automated Vehicle Task Force Chair, and the past Chair of the TRB Traffic Control Devices Committee. He currently leads an FHWA project to identify the impacts of automated vehicles on highway infrastructure. 

Paul holds a Ph.D. from Texas A&M, and worked at the Texas Transportation Institute (TTI) for almost 25 years before starting Road Infrastructure in 2018. His research into smart infrastructure, traffic engineering, highway safety, vision science, traffic control devices, geometric design and human factors is often cited in reference documents such as the MUTCD and the AASHTO Green Book. 


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