Introduction: The Transportation Research Board’s 2013 Workshop on Road Vehicle Automation

  • Steven E. Shladover
  • Jane LappinEmail author
  • Robert P. Denaro
  • Bryant Walker Smith
Part of the Lecture Notes in Mobility book series (LNMOB)


This chapter introduces the TRB 2013 Workshop on Road Vehicle Automation, which was the original source for the papers that are included in this volume. The TRB organization and its functions are explained, providing the context for this workshop and its significance. The reasons for creating the workshop are explained, in the context of the history of road vehicle automation work in the U.S. The structure and organization of the meeting are explained, showing its mixture of plenary talks, breakout discussions, technical demonstrations and ancillary meetings. The chapter concludes with a discussion of future directions and thoughts about the future meetings in this series.


Intelligent Transportation System Automate Driving Transportation Research Record Standing Committee Vehicle Automation 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Steven E. Shladover
    • 1
  • Jane Lappin
    • 3
    Email author
  • Robert P. Denaro
    • 2
  • Bryant Walker Smith
    • 4
    • 5
    • 6
  1. 1.California PATH Program, TRB Committee on Vehicle-Highway AutomationInstitute of Transportation Studies, University of CaliforniaBerkeleyUSA
  2. 2.TRB Joint Subcommittee on Challenges and Opportunities for Road Vehicle AutomationITS ConsultantWashingtonUSA
  3. 3.TRB Committee on Intelligent Transportation SystemsVolpe National Transportation Systems CenterCambridgeUSA
  4. 4.TRB Emerging Technology Law CommitteeUniversity of South Carolina School of LawColumbiaUSA
  5. 5.TRB Emerging Technology Law CommitteeCenter for Internet and Society at Stanford Law SchoolStanfordUSA
  6. 6.TRB Emerging Technology Law CommitteeCenter for Automotive Research at Stanford (CARS)StanfordUSA

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