Strategies to Advance Automated and Connected Vehicles:


TRB's National Cooperative Highway Program(NCHRP) has released Strategies to advance Automated and Connected Vehicle: Briefing Document. It is intended for state, regional, and agency, and political decision makers who are framing public policy making for these transformational technologies. The briefing document makes the case for taking action in spite of uncertainties and presents 18 policy and planning strategies that may be useful in advancing societal goals.

The briefing document is based on NCHRP Research Report 845:

Advancing Automated and Connected Vehicles: Policy and Planning Strategies for State and Local Transportation Agencies. The report assesses policy and planning strategies at the state, regional, and local levels that could influence private-sector automated vehicle (AV) and connected vehicle (CV) choices to positively affect societal goals. The report aims to assist agencies with exploring actions that might increase the likelihood that AV and CV technologies will have beneficial impacts on traffic crashes, congestion, pollution, land development, and mobility (particularly for older adults, youths under the age of 16, and individuals with disabilities).

Operations Area of Practice

  • Automated vehicles
  • Connected Vehicles
  • Business Processes/Policies and Procedures
  • Leadership
  • Planning for Operations
  • Cyber security

Organizational Capability Element

  • Project Development
  • Economic Analysis of Reliability/Costs and Benefits
  • Evaluation of Operations Strategies
  • Vehicle Systems/Connected Vehicles
  • Leadership/Championship
  • Technical Understanding
  • Education, Training & Professional Activities
  • Staff Development

Content Type

  • Research

Role in Organization

  • Associate Engineer
  • CEO / GM / Commissioner
  • Director / Program Manager
  • Emergency Manager
  • Engineer
  • Maintenance Staff
  • Manager / First Line Supervisor
  • Media / PIO
  • Operator
  • Principal Engineer
  • Public
  • Public Safety Officer
  • Researcher/Academic
  • Senior Engineer
  • Senior Manager
  • Technician
  • Transit Professional
  • Transportation Planner

Publishing Organization

  • TRB

Maturity Level of Program

  • Assessment (L1)
  • Deployment (L3)
  • Development (L2)
  • Monitoring (L4)


  • How-To
  • Learning

Project Website

Full Report

Prime Contractor
Texas A&M Transportation Institute
Issue Date
September 18th, 2017
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