As connected and autonomous vehicle (CAV) technology moves from the realm of research to integration into real-time traffic, state DOTs must work to develop policies and strategies that will be able to address the organizational, societal, legal and infrastructure impacts of the new technologies. This guide looks at current resources dealing with these issues, beginning with research and work done by other states, and including information on current RiP projects and federal reports. Other articles and reports come from academic institutions, journals (full-text and subscription), research centers, and international studies.
Recognition of the need to plan for implementation and deployment of CAV technology is widespread, as evidenced by the large number of projects addressing aspects of these issues. The work will be ongoing as states continue to introduce new ways for vehicles to communicate with each other and the infrastructure.
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Connected vehicles use communication technologies to communicate with:
Fully autonomous vehicles are defined by the U.S. Department of Transportation's National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) as “those in which operation of the vehicle occurs without direct driver input to control the steering, acceleration, and braking and are designed so that the driver is not expected to constantly monitor the roadway while operating in self-driving mode.”. The NHTSA has established five levels of vehicle automation:
Note: Vehicles with automation levels above 3 must also incorporate connected vehicle technologies.
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