CARMA Webinar Series: Creating a ConOps for CAV Freeway Applications


The FHWA CARMASM program, which is building open source software for cooperative driving automation (CDA), is refining a Concept of Operations (ConOps) for Connected and Automated Vehicles (CAVs) on freeways. The ConOps describes the integration of three CAV applications for freeways – platooning, cooperative merging, and speed harmonization – into a single solution with the goal of mitigating recurring congestion. This webinar presents an overview of the draft ConOps and leads a facilitated dialogue with participants to collect feedback from stakeholders on priority needs and goals.

The webinar also presents key updates from the larger CARMA program, including an updated CARMA architecture diagram and an open question-and-answer period.

CARMA is a U.S. Department of Transportation (USDOT) initiative to advance research and development of cooperative driving automation with the objective of accelerating market readiness and deployment.

Target Audience

  • Transportation agencies & Infrastructure Owner Operators

  • University researchers

  • Developers and deployers of CAV technology

Learning Objectives

Participants will learn about cooperative driving automation/CAV applications for freeways – including progress, challenges, and next steps in this area. Participants will have the opportunity to provide input on the FHWA CARMA program’s draft ConOps for freeway applications and to dialogue with peers on the challenges and opportunities of deploying CAVs on freeways.



  • Mohammed Yousuf, FHWA

  • Taylor Lochrane, FHWA


  • Ed Leslie, Leidos

  • John Stark, Leidos

  • Amir Ghiasi, Leidos

  • Jiaqi Ma, University of Cincinnati

Operations Area of Practice

  • Freeway Management
  • Automated vehicles
  • Connected Vehicles

Event Type

  • Webinar

Content Type

  • Presentation

Publishing Organization

  • NOCoE

Document Downloads

Project Website

Webinar recording on YouTube

Issue Date
March 5th, 2020
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