Connected and autonomous vehicle (CAV) technology is evolving at a rapid pace. Transportation agencies 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 that address these issues, including legislation and federal regulations, research conducted by federal and state agencies, information on current projects, obstacles to CAV, the vehicle manufacturers and developers, and news sources. Articles and reports come from academic institutions, journals (full-text and subscription), research centers, and international studies.
The LibGuide platform is provided through the FHWA Pooled Fund Study TPF 5(237), Library Connectivity and Development, and the Eastern Transportation Knowledge Network (ETKN) and the Western Transportation Knowledge Network (WTKN).
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.
This LibGuide is a project resulting from FHWA Transportation Library Connectivity and Development Pooled Fund Study [TPF-5(237)], a collaborative effort benefiting the development of transportation library services and programs. Librarians, graduate students, and transportation professionals from the Eastern Transportation Knowledge Network and the Western Transportation Knowledge Network have contributed to this guide.