Cooperative Automated Transportation (CAT)

Roadway Safety in a Cooperative Automated World

Highway automation is not years away, or even days away. It’s here now, causing a number of state transportation agencies to react with initiatives related to preparing and supporting Connected Automated Vehicles (CAVs) on U.S. roadways.


Connected and Automated Vehicles (CAVs)

Cooperative Automated Transportation (CAT) deals with CAVs, which are vehicles capable of driving on their own with limited or no human involvement in navigation and control. Per the definition adopted by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), there are six levels of automation (Levels 0-2: driver assistance and Levels 3-5: HAV), each of which requires its own specification and marketplace considerations.


Vehicle-to-Everything (V2X) and Connected and Automated Vehicles (CAVs)

For traffic safety, vehicle-to-everything communications is the wireless exchange of critical safety and operational data between vehicles and anything else. The "X" could be roadway infrastructure, other vehicles, roadway workers or other safety and communication devices. ATSSA members are at the forefront of these technologies, and are working with stakeholders across new industries to see these innovations come to life.


Sensor Technology

CAVs rely on three main groups of sensors: camera, radar, and Light Detection and Ranging (LIDAR). The camera sensors capture moving objects and the outlines of roadway devices to get speed and distance data. Short- and long-range radar sensors work to detect traffic from the front and the back of CAVs. LIDAR systems produce three-dimensional images of both moving and stationary objects. 


For more information about ATSSA’s efforts on CAT and CAV’s and their interaction with our member products check out the resources below.




Resources

ATSSA's 2021 Convention & Traffic Expo currently set for in-person and online platforms

Final decision coming by Sept. 30 on whether to go fully virtual

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ATSSA’s 51st Annual Convention & Traffic Expo takes place Jan. 29-Feb. 2 and President & CEO Stacy Tetschner looks forward to making his first ATSSA convention an unforgettable event.

ATSSA is moving ahead with preparations for the 51st Annual Convention & Traffic Expo with the expectation that an in-person meeting will be possible in San Diego. People also have the option of registering for virtual attendance.

A decision will be made by Sept. 30 whether to hold the Convention as a fully virtual event.

Save the Date for ATSSA's 2021 Convention & Traffic Expo

Event is planned for both in-person and virtual attendance

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ATSSA has confirmed it will hold its 51st Annual Convention & Traffic Expo on Jan. 29-Feb. 2. Plans currently call for both in-person and virtual attendance. The in-person event is scheduled for the San Diego Convention Center.

Check back for updates and additional details.

Donate your cab fare and see your gift multiply for ATSS Foundation programs

Give online or text ATSSF to 41444 to text-to-give

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Midyear Digital offers a simple equation for maximizing your gift to the American Traffic Safety Services Foundation.

With this year’s virtual format, travel costs are eliminated so consider donating what you would have spent on a cab or Uber. Plus, Foundation sponsors are matching donations so your donation will be multiplied as much as tenfold.

Annual sponsorship opportunities available for The ATSS Foundation

Partner with The Foundation to support programs for families impacted by work zone tragedies

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Opportunities are now available to partner with The American Traffic Safety Services Foundation to support families whose lives have been impacted by work zone tragedies and to help promote the importance of safe driving through work zones.

Foundation sponsors are companies and organizations committed to the core purpose of The Foundation’s programs. Sponsors support initiatives such as maintenance of the physical National Work Zone Memorial, honoring the lives of roadway workers lost or permanently disabled in work zone crashes, and educating the public on the Toward Zero Deaths initiative.

ATSSA’s sexual harassment prevention training meets state requirements

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In an era when the #MeToo movement has garnered widespread attention, employers need to be vigilant to make sure everyone on their team understands what sexual harassment is, how to avoid it and, should it occur, how to report it.

ATSSA’s new online Workplace Training provides a quick, simple and cost-effective solution and includes courses for specific states to meet their individual requirements.

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