Testing Connected and Automated Vehicles (CAVs): Accelerating Innovation, Integration, Deployment and Sharing Results
This session explored opportunities and best practices regarding connected and automated vehicles (CAV) testing throughout the industry. CAVs offer the promise of improved safety and performance, compared to the current human driver paradigm. Both closed course and open road testing are critical components of technology evaluation, improvement, integration and acceptance. Diversity of testing sites and attributes will multiply the scenarios tested and mitigate operating risk once the technology is implemented. The U.S. Department of Transportation (USDOT) has cited acceleration of learning and development expected from the mandatory Community of Practice within their Automated Vehicle Proving Ground Pilot Program. The first activity was a CAV Proving Grounds Showcase, followed by a panel and discussion on Roles and Partnerships in CAV testing, then a panel and workshop on Next Steps to Collaboration.
KeywordsConnected vehicles, CV Automated vehicles, AV CAV Testing Innovation Deployment Safety Proving ground Partnerships Policy Collaboration
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