Cooperative Automated Transportation (CAT)

Cooperative Automated Transportation

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

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2021 Convention general sessions will inspire, inform and entertain

Keynote speaker Chad Hymas will share lessons learned about adapting to change following an accident that left him a quadriplegic

ATSSA’s 51st Annual Convention & Traffic Expo’s general sessions will inspire and inform, including insights from keynote speaker Chad Hymas, who was forced to rework everything in his life after a ranch accident left him a quadriplegic.

Hymas will share about his experience adapting to change and offer lessons on leadership, teamwork and customer service to employ in your workplace.

This year’s general sessions stretch over two days and are jampacked with industry information.

ATSSA’s 2021 Convention & Traffic Expo takes place on a custom-made online platform, created to meet the needs of ATSSA members and provide ease of access and navigation. The Convention runs Feb. 8-12 and 16-18 and offers opportunities for live engagement, more than 40 education sessions, committee and council meetings, networking opportunities, industry awards and fun.

TUESDAY, FEB. 16, 10-11:30 a.m. EST

State of the Industry Panel -- Manufacturers, contractors and public officials share insights for the coming months in the construction and roadway safety market.

  • Paul Carlson, Road Infrastructure Inc.
  • Brandye Hendrickson, AASHTO
  • David Feise Jr., Arrive Alive Traffic Control LLC
  • Eric Perry, ATSSA Director of Innovation & Technical Services

Industry Innovation Panel – Auto industry experts discuss their work on technological advances transforming transportation.

  • Eric Perry, ATSSA Director of Innovation & Technical Services
  • Nazila Roofigari-Esfahan, Virginia Tech
  • Doug Campbell, Automotive Safety Council
  • Timothy Drake, ITS America

State of the Association Report – Updates from ATSSA.

  • Greg Driskell, ATSSA Board Chair
  • Stacy Tetschner, ATSSA President & CEO

Industry and national awards – Winners of the following awards are announced.

  • Industry Achievement Award
  • Mark of Excellence Award

ATSSA’s Got Talent: Battle of the Bands Edition – Competition opens in the ATSSA Lounge along with voting for ATSSA’s Best Band.

WEDNESDAY, FEB. 17, 10-11:30 A.M.:

Keynote speaker - Chad Hymas

Government Relations Panel - What’s happening in the nation’s capital? Where is Congress headed with infrastructure funding? With a highway bill?

  • Nate Smith, ATSSA Vice President of Engagement
  • Laura Perrotta, American Highway Users Alliance
  • Sen. Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV), ranking member of the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee

The ATSS Foundation – Update on activities within the charitable arm of ATSSA.

  • Dave Krahulec, Foundation Chair

Industry and national awards – Winners of the following awards are announced.

  • National Safety Award

ATSSA’s Got Talent: Battle of the Bands Edition – Winner announced

Take advantage of this opportunity to make vital connections with roadway safety infrastructure industry experts.

Check back to Expo.ATSSA.com for updates and additional details.

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