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Roadway Automated Driving Systems (ADS) Integration Concept of Operations for Transportation Agencies

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Since the fall of 2019, the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) has been engaging members of the transportation community in developing a concept of operations (ConOps) for roadway automated driving systems (ADS) integration specifically for use by transportation agencies in the United States. The ConOps offers a definitional framework for exploring and understanding the interaction of ADS with roadway infrastructure systems and the broader roadway environment.  The ConOps also suggests capabilities that will help transportation agencies prepare to safely, equitably, and efficiently integrate automation into the transportation system. Finally, the ConOps offers a structured knowledge resource to support federal, state, and local transportation entities in considering ongoing and future research activities.

This webinar will include a high-level overview of the ConOps document, including descriptions of how transportation professionals can use the ConOps to develop and evolve their organizational and system plans for ADS integration. Webinar participants will be introduced to opportunities to apply and evaluate the ConOps as “prototype sites”, and will guide initial efforts to support national introduction and implementation of the ConOps.


Webinar Speakers:        

  • John Harding, FHWA Office of Operations
  • Ashley Nylen, USDOT HASS COE
  • Heather Rose or Ben Hawkinson, FHWA Office of Policy
  • Deepak Gopalakrishna, ICF and Laurie Matkowski, Gannett Fleming
  • John Corbin, FHWA Office of Operations

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    Automated vehicles
    Business Processes/Policies and Procedures